SAVE THE DATE
6th Annual Women of Courage PanelThursday, February 7, 20196:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Girls in Government, Leadership, and Service (GGLS) is a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who voluntarily meet before school 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 panel included:
, Founder/Executive Producer of Career Girls (careergirls.org
, Author, Speaker, Educator, Founder of Project H Design, Founder & Executive Director of Girls Garage (girlsgarage.org
, Author, Founder of New Moon Girls, award-winning and groundbreaking safe social network and magazine for girls (newmoon.com
Judge Donna Ryu
, Magistrate Judge in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/dmr
, Writer, Social Commentator, and Poet