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. After cancelling this event in the spring, due to Covid-19, we decided to take the opportunity to reimagine how we could both recognize (even more!) young activists and build community. Introducing…

Ruckus Roundtables!

This year, we’re hosting themed virtual panels (see upcoming dates below) with partner organizations, elected officials, authors, and young people doing the work of social justice. We invite you to tune in with your family, your quaran-team, as an individual, with your coworkers, as classmates – whatever makes sense to you. Ruckus Roundtables are a series of online conversations specifically designed for middle-school & up, but all ages are welcome. We want to spark curiosity, encourage conversations, and promote ways to challenge the status quo. Join us!

OUR VOICES: Gender & Race on the Page
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Live at 7 PM via Zoom

Host: Amna Sheikh (she/hers), GAB secretary
Amy Reed (she/hers) – Author @
Julie Murphy (she/hers) – Author @
Edna Thécla Akimana (she/hers) – Radical young adult Burundian, activist, author, feminist, and singer

about this event

One of the best ways to expand your perspective is to read new perspectives! Storytelling has existed in every culture since forever! These stories allow readers to experience a little, or even a whole lot!, about the people of cultures all over the world. How do we learn about others through story and how do we write our own? Join us for a panel on writing our voices, looking at different aspects of identity on the page.

Can’t make the live event but don’t want to miss this? No problem! Everyone who registers will receive a link to both the live event and the replay!

Select your ticket for one or all upcoming Roundtables!

Thank you to our sponsors

Hardy Girls Healthy Women
PO Box 821
Waterville, ME 04903-0821

Hardy Girls Healthy Women takes girls seriously and puts the power in their hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance.
We dare adult allies to join us.

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