Girls fill every role at JMSG: they are the speakers, technicians, engineers, thinkers, writers, singers, artists, scientists, athletes, actors, and leaders.
6th Annual Women of Courage Panel in Honor of Rosa Parks Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lisser Theatre Mills College campus 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613
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.
Our 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
Find out why JMSG graduates consistently leave middle school passionately self-directed, self-confident, and ready for the intellectual rigor of whichever high school they choose next.
Prospective parents are invited to join us on a future Parent Tour designed to deepen your understanding of how we live the philosophy and curriculum in our community on a daily basis. The Head of School and Assistant Head of School will lead groups (parents only) on Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
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Julia Morgan School for Girls is a vibrant, immersive learning environment that allows each student to thrive both academically and socially as her authentic self. The way in which our rigorous academic curriculum is seamlessly interwoven with our rich community culture is what creates the unmistakable "Julia Morgan difference."
When a JMSG student graduates, the passion she possesses has been emboldened by academic preparation and a confidence fortified by her everyday experience within her community. Each girl leaves having taken full ownership of her learning and is prepared to heed the call to shape a changing world.