Conference for Girls 12-15


Girls learn about college and discuss "growing up" facilitated by trained professionals. Date: Oct. 11, 2013. Place: The Creamery, 2017 21st, Forest Grove. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Register online.


Ninth annual Girls Today Conference set for Friday, Oct. 11

Girls age 12 to 15 are invited to a workshop

Pacific University's Center for Gender Equity and The American Association of University Women invite girls ages 12 through 15 to a one-day seminar on Friday, Oct. 11 to discuss diverse issues important to girls’ future and a well-rounded education.  The ninth annual Girls Today Conference is designed to provide girls an opportunity to speak and be heard with the aid of trained facilitators.  Public schools will not hold classes on Oct. 11 because of a statewide teacher-training day.

Date:  Oct. 11, 2013

Place:  The Creamery, 2017 21st, Forest Grove, Oregon

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost:  $5

TO REGISTER:  pacificu.edu/cge

The summit will include an opening session, a forum about college, small group sessions on specific issues facilitated by students from Pacific’s School of Professional Psychology, a self-defense workshop, campus tour, and a free Girls Today T-shirt for all participants.

Parents Meeting: There will be an optional parents meeting at which the coordinator of the psychology team will talk about the need for and benefits of conferences such at Girls Today and explain the events taking place during the day:  8:45 to 9:30 a.m., Old College Hall, 2043 College Way.

To register, go to pacificu.edu/cge.  For more information contact ramptonm@pacificu.edu.  Registration due by Oct. 9.  It is possible to register at the door the day of the event if space permits.

The American Association of University Women has identified problems such as sexual harassment, violence, early substance abuse, poor communication with parents, and body image as critical issues for adolescent girls. The conference and others like it shed light on these challenges while letting girls express themselves and propose strategies to address their common concerns. Workshops like these engage girls in critical thought and constructive problem solving, while demonstrating that adults care about their educational and personal development.

The mission of Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity is to support gender equality through dialogue, programming, service, education, research, and advocacy in order to facilitate collaborative, humane, and sustainable university, local, and global communities. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

 

 


Posted by Martha Rampton (ramptonm@pacificu.edu) on Sep 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM

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