Women of Courage Panel in Honor of Rosa Parks

7th Annual Women of Courage Panel in Honor of Rosa Parks
Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location t.b.a.

Girls in Government, Leadership, and Service (GGLS) hosts this annual event, honoring women in the wider community. GGLS is a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who voluntarily meet one day a week. Not only do the girls prepare for this event, but, in addition, over the past few years, they have studied the gender disparity of wages in the U.S. and what they can do about it; the minimum wage and how almost two-thirds of all minimum wage workers are women, along with the resulting effects on their families and communities. They have also visited local government officials, including the Oakland Board of Supervisors and District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. GGLS have also joined with the Alameda County Food Bank volunteers and advocates against hunger to lobby government officials in Sacramento after learning how advocacy can effectuate legislative change.

Last year's guest panel: 
  • Daphne Muse - Civil Rights activist, writer, social commentator, poet
  • Corrina Gould - spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone; acclaimed speaker on sacred sites protection and preservation, and the invisibility of her people
  • Caroline Paul - N.Y. Times best-selling author; speaker, including a&;TED talk viewed over a million times on "What would you do if you weren't afraid?"; books include a memoir on being one of the first female San Francisco firefighters; and two books for girls on activism: Gutsy Girl and You are Mighty
  • Gaby Battle - JMSG Class of 2015; Lead Youth Attorney, Centerforce Youth Court; Young Women's Leadership Team Board Member, Alliance For Girls; Youth Advisory Board Chair, Youth Courts, CA; Chair of the Junior Commission on the Status of Women, Alameda County


Women of Courage in Honor of Rosa Parks