On October 6, 2018 BRAVE girls from South Africa and Tanzania are in NYC to host the 1st ANNUAL BRAVE GIRLS* FESTIVAL: A Day of Radical Sisterhood & Leadership for young women
EXPLORE what is at stake for girls around the world.
SHARE YOUR STORY through writing, video, and poetry
DEFINE FEMINISM for a new world.
DANCE YOUR EMOTIONS
CREATE RITUALS around sisterhood to bring back to our own communities.
LOVE in ACTION through meditation, yoga and self care.
CONNECT with with visionaries in politics, law, architecture, journalism, science and more.
SPEAK YOUR TRUTH
ADVOCATE FOR YOUR FUTURE with a manifesto for girls
And then we will DANCE some more.
Because, as feminist and anarchist Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution.”
Saturday October 6 from 10am-5pm
Assemblage NOMAD | 114 East 25th Street
* BRAVE believes in practicing radical inclusivity. Girls* refers to gender-expansive youth and we invite all girl-identified youth to bring your fullest selves! Workshops and conversations will be geared for ages 13 and up.
HOSTED BY BRAVE, Girls for Gender Equity, Girl Be Heard, Femme/Emotions In Motion, UNWOMEN, & The Assembage.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE DAY
Doors open at 9:30. Please register in advance so we can check you in. In the morning we will get to know each other and share our stories so we know what is at stake for girls around the world. And then we will dance. Emotions in Motion
is an epic journey of dance through emotions inspired by African, tribal dance and free-form dance with world-renown teacher Bernadette Pleasant
. We will offer a light snack and the afternoon will be filled with workshops including Feminism 101, meditation, yoga, journalism, a sisterhood manifesto, plans for activism in your own community and more. We will end with a rituals for sisterhood and say our goodbyes by 5 PM.
I’M SO IN. HOW CAN I HELP?
Become a sponsor of this event and help us create a global movement of young girl leaders. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor a girl to attend the festival at $100 per girl
Join us on Saturday, October 6th and help us amplify the voices and power of young women.
Spread the word to your networks. We want to reach girls from across the city.
WHO IS BRAVE?
BRAVE a South African non-profit organization that empowers and inspires girls to be leaders, supporting girl-led initiatives and building a network of girl and women leaders across the African continent and around the globe.
Each year BRAVE trains underserved girls as journalists and activists, then takes girls between the ages of 14-18 on road trips to interview other girls, meet other girls, leaders, and organisations working to improve the lives of girls and their communities, and produce digital stories and films to raise awareness about what they learn. The South African girls, who live in some of the most dangerous communities in the country, write a weekly column for the Cape Town newspaper and other national publications, as well as for the United Nations Girl Education Initiative blog (see attached examples, and you can also see the first officially published piece, written by Anna and Rabiya from Tanzania, here. )
WHO CAN ATTEND?
We are designing workshops for young women and we recommend ages 13 and up. Girls are front and center but you don’t have to be a girl to attend. We welcome women of all ages to be there to join us for all workshops and, of course, the epic dancing. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for self-identified girls and women. It is paramount that everyone feels safe and included regardless of age, race, sexual orientation and gender identification. Workshops will be led by diverse and powerful women and girls. We will be talking about sexuality, the female body, femininity and masculinity. If you are comfortable participating in that conversation, we welcome you with open arms.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?
The day is free for girls. If you have the capacity to sponsor a girl, please consider helping us offset our costs and creating a fund for our next festival.
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
A light offering will be served mid-day.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Our goal is to send each girl home with tools she can use daily to navigate the challenges in her daily life, connection to a global sisterhood and ongoing support through our BRAVE network.
We want to take this festival on the road. Next year on the African continent. The following… you tell us. HELP us bring BRAVE to a city near you.
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