Our 6th Annual Women of Courage Panel in Honor of Rosa Parks
Girls in Government, Leadership, and Service( GGLS) hosts this annual event which honors women in the wider community. GGLS is a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who voluntarily meet one day a week. Over the last few years, not only have the girls prepared this event, but they have also: studied the gender disparity of wages in the U.S. and what they can do about it; learned about the minimum wage and how almost 67% of all minimum wage workers are women, along with the resulting effects on their families and communities; visited local government officials; worked with the Alameda County Food Bank and advocates against hunger to lobby government officials in Sacramento after learning how advocacy can effectuate legislative change; and registered high school students while interview them about their views on voting.
Click on this link to watch the Women of Courage event.