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!

Culture of Sexualization & Harassment
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Join us for a discussion about the culture of sexualization and harassment with Maine teens & representatives from our partner organizations — Choose Yourself & Wabanaki Women’s Coalition.

Host: Kaitlyn Doyle, GAB co-president
Tawoma Martinez (she/hers) – Maliseet Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Advocacy Center
Judicaelle Irazoke (she/hers) – Executive Director of Choose Yourself
Alexandria Vieux (she/hers) – HGHW Muse & President of Womxn of Color Alliance at Colby College
Aela Mansmann (she/hers) – Youth Organizing Director, SafeBAE

More about this event:

Has anyone ever told you your outfit is distracting? Or made a squirm-inducing comment to (or about) you? These moments can be subtle or obvious. Quiet or loud. From someone you know or a stranger. For g*rls & wom*n, especially, if we call out behavior, we’re often told we’re being dramatic or can’t take a joke. When really, our radar is going off that something isn’t right. Join us for a movie screening * (private viewing available 11/13 – 11/16) & conversation about sexual harassment in the world, workplace, & school. 

You do not need to view the movie to participate in the broader conversation with us on November 17th.

Select your ticket for one or all upcoming Roundtables!

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to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance.
We dare adult allies to join us.