"When I see an ad that is selling women instead of the product, I recognize it. When I hear a sexist comment, I recognize it. And when I feel the need to speak my mind, I do, and without feeling out of line." –Beth
In coalition with The ASAP Initiative, Ms. Foundation, Hunter College, Women's Media Center, and TrueChild, we're kicking off a growing movement to push back on the sexualization of girls and push forward girls’ right to an embodied, healthy sexuality.
The SPARK Summit: Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge
This day-long summit will bring 200 girls and young women (ages 14-22) and 200 adults to Hunter College in NYC on Friday, October 22nd to challenge the sexualization of girls by engaging girls to be part of the solution rather than protecting them from the problem.
The day will feature workshops for girls and adults, action stations, meetings with celebrities & girl activists, exhibits, performances, protests, opportunities to create media, an Intervene on Halloween costume show, and more!
We're confident that the SPARK Summit will be the launch of the most important social movement for girls (and for all of us) in the 21st century! Together, we'll create enabling conditions necessary for all girls to be strong, healthy, and connected. An absolutely amazing coalition of individuals and groups from around the country have come together as SPARK partners, ensuring big success for this movement. Will you join us?
Find out more and register at the SPARK website.
Watch the video: Sexualization of Girls in the Media