Creating Spaces for Girls in Your Community
When: Thursday December 11th, 2014, at 1pm (Eastern) Language: English
About this webinar: Concerned about what’s going on with girls in your community?
Want to help foster a relevant, safe space for girls to respond to issues in the lives, such as self-esteem, violence, body image, isolation?
This webinar shares some promising approaches to create activities with girls that are fun, accessible, and meaningful. The team from Girls Action Foundation will share examples from our programs as well as those in our national network of girls’ programs.
We welcome teachers and school staff, parents, people involved with health service and promotion, and those who work to promote the well-being of youth or women to join us for the conversation!
About the presenters:
Juniper Glass, Senior Director, Strategy and Partnerships
Juniper has a passion for authentic social change initiatives and a long-standing goal to channel resources to the grassroots. Juniper joined the Girls Action team in 2005, bringing with her many years of experience in progressive organizations, including the College of Midwives of British Columbia, OXFAM-Canada, and groups working to create food security and affordable housing. In her role as Girls Action Director of Strategy and Partnerships, she co-wrote Beyond Appearances, a brief on the main issues facing girls in Canada.
Simone Viger, Local Programs Manager
Simone has been with Girls Action since 2012, developing and facilitating programs for girls in partnership with schools and community organizations. She is passionate about the power of media projects and designing engaging programs with youth for social change. For over 10 years, she has led creative community initiatives with youth-serving organisations such as Les YMCA du Québec, Concordia University, McGill University, Dawson College, iD Visual Arts Academy, and The Segal Center for Performing Arts. She is pursuing a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and possesses a Diploma in Digital technologies in the design arts practice, with an educational background in Communication Studies and Video Production. She is also an experimental documentary filmmaker.
We would like to acknowledge Heritage Canada for their generous funding and the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes of the Government of Quebec.