Events

Women of Courage Panel in Honor of Rosa Parks

5th Annual Women of Courage Panel
Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Mills College Chapel

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.
 
Join us for a moderated conversation with: 
 
Linda Calhoun, Founder/Executive Producer of Career Girls (careergirls.org)
 
Emily Pilloton, Author, Speaker, Educator, Founder of Project H Design, Founder & Executive Director of Girls Garage (girlsgarage.org)
 
Nancy Gruver, 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)

Daphne Muse, Writer, Social Commentator, and Poet 

Women of Courage in Honor of Rosa Parks

Parent Education Series for JMSG Families

Parent Education Series features guest speakers that enhance parent education about developmental and educational issues, parenting, cognitive growth, brain research, and how it impacts JMSG curriculum and other topics relevant to middle school parents. Past speakers have included New York Times bestseller Peggy Orenstein and leading authority on child development and brain research and JMSG Advisory Board Member Dr. JoAnn Deak.