Proposal Title

The Girlhood Project 2.0: Bridging Intersectional Identities, Feminist Leadership, and Social Change

Abstract

Embarking on the 11th year of The Girlhood Project, the teaching assistants for Girlhood, Identity, & Girl Culture reflect on the developing discipline of Girlhood Studies, as well as their involvement with identity development work and leadership in the context of girlhood. The intended audience for this presentation are current or future educators, child care workers, social workers, scholars, and those who are interested in the diverse and remarkable lives of girls. Our partnerships this year include the Somerville Middle Schools along with Belmont High students. Our goal is to achieve the following: processing identity development through methods such as affinity groups, a diverse leadership incentive, identifying our roles as we engage in social activism, co-constructing feminist leadership through a gender theory lens as defined by leading feminist scholars Dr. Beverly Tatum, Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown, Dr. Dominique Hill, and Kimberle Crenshaw, and methods to counteract social injustices that affect girls and women. Through discussion and activity, we intend to engage our audience in some of these topics.

Author Type

Undergraduate Student

Start Date

28-3-2018 10:10 AM

End Date

28-3-2018 11:00 AM

Presentation Type

Workshop

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Community-Based Research | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Place and Environment | Politics and Social Change | Race and Ethnicity | Sociology

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The Girlhood Project 2.0: Bridging Intersectional Identities, Feminist Leadership, and Social Change

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Embarking on the 11th year of The Girlhood Project, the teaching assistants for Girlhood, Identity, & Girl Culture reflect on the developing discipline of Girlhood Studies, as well as their involvement with identity development work and leadership in the context of girlhood. The intended audience for this presentation are current or future educators, child care workers, social workers, scholars, and those who are interested in the diverse and remarkable lives of girls. Our partnerships this year include the Somerville Middle Schools along with Belmont High students. Our goal is to achieve the following: processing identity development through methods such as affinity groups, a diverse leadership incentive, identifying our roles as we engage in social activism, co-constructing feminist leadership through a gender theory lens as defined by leading feminist scholars Dr. Beverly Tatum, Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown, Dr. Dominique Hill, and Kimberle Crenshaw, and methods to counteract social injustices that affect girls and women. Through discussion and activity, we intend to engage our audience in some of these topics.