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!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Live at 7 PM via Zoom

Event Panelists

Rhonda Forrester – Civil & Environmental Engineer with Sevee & Maher Engineers
Stacy DooreAssistant Professor of Computer Science, Colby College
Asha Mohamud – MD Candidate ’21, Tufts University School of Medicine
Amara Ifeji – Student, Northeastern University and Grassroots Development Coordinator, MEEA 
Nisrin Mohamed – Student, Lewiston High School
Hosted by Sooki Davies – Student, Baxter Academy & G*rls Advisory Board member

about this event

Women are often erased from history and the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field is no different.

Join us this month to screen the documentary Picture a Scientist and hear from brilliant g*rls and wom*n in STEM in Maine.

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 both the March and April Roundtables!

TRAILER: Picture a Scientist

Panelist Bios

Thank you to our sponsors

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