Ruckus Roundtables are a series of online conversations specifically designed for middle-school & up, but all ages are welcome. Ruckus Roundtables are designed to spark curiosity, encourage conversations, and promote ways to challenge the status quo.
In 2009, we launched the G*rls Rock! Awards (GR!A) as a way to honor young people aged 9-19 in Maine who were creating a ruckus, pursuing a dream, and/or standing up for what they believe. When Covid-19 health advisories encouraged us to cancel our major in-person events in the spring, we seized the opportunity to reimagine how we could continue to recognize young activists and build a bigger online community.
With all of that in mind, we hosted five themed virtual panels with partner organizations, elected officials, authors, and young people doing the work of social justice. We invited you to tune in with your family, co-workers, friends, and your quaran-teams. AND YOU DID!
Thank you to everyone who joined us during our inaugural season of Roundtables. We hope you all will join us for season two of these terrific events when they resume in the fall of 2021!