Girls’ Media Celebration 2016
On May 10th, we celebrated the work of youth participants, high school Peer Leaders, volunteers, and staff involved in our Girls’ Media program. This event marked the conclusion of our 9th year of Girls’ Media programming.
Girls’ Media is a ten-week program exploring identity, voice, gender stereotypes, healthy relationships, media representations, and more. Our goal is to uplift the voices of middle school girls and high school Peer Leaders by providing space for conversation and creative expression.
We joined together to hear words and reflections from those involved and premiered the incredible videos that participants created at CCTV. Participants were asked to create a video with powerful messages about gender, race, sexuality, and more. You can find the 6th grade video project here and the 8th grade video project here. Thank you to the staff of CCTV, especially Natalie Minik and Clodagh Drummey for their direct support.
A parent and T+ supporter, Monica Velgos, wrote a wonderful article with full coverage of the event, which can be found on Cambridge Day.
Thank you to all of our community partners: CCTV, Cambridge Health Alliance, The Democracy Center, Just-A-Start Corporation, and UNO Pizzeria & Grill; and thank you to our funders: Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund and individual donors through the Indiegogo campaign.
For more information about this program or to get involved next year, please contact Kimm Topping.