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Girls Conference Orange County

Girls Incorporated of Orange County and UC Irvine Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE)

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Girls Conference Orange County

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Additional Parent/Guardian Ended $20.00 $2.09

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Girls Conference Orange County 2014

"Girls of Today, Creating Tomorrow"



Description:

Come join Girls Incorporated of Orange County and UC Irvine's Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE) office for the Second Annual Girls Conference Orange County! Be a part of this experience as we celebrate the uniqueness, strength and brilliance of girls while shedding light on the new world they live in and their place in it. The conference features several workshops aimed at encouraging, empowering and supporting girls in their journey to becoming strong, smart and bold women. A parent/guardian is also invited to attend a workshop on how to empower their girls and to attend an expert panel about modern adolescent issues such as being healthy in body and mind, substance abuse and social media.


 Details:

  • Girls grades 7-12 and parents/guardians
  • $50 for per teen and parent/guardian
  • Space is limited to 150 girls! RSVP today!
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Quick Note: Registration includes admission for 1 teen and 1 parent/guardian


  Welcome Adora Svitak!

Keynote Speaker for Girls Conference Orange County 2014

 Since the age of four, Adora Svitak has been exploring what she can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy and youth voice to advocating feminism and empowerment for girls and women around the world. Hoping to instill her love of learning in other children, she taught her first class to students when her book, Flying Fingers, debuted; since then, she has spoken at hundreds of schools, classrooms, and conferences around the world. In 2010, she delivered the speech "What Adults Can Learn from Kids" at the prestigious TED conference. That video received over two million views and has been translated into over 40 different languages. Adora organized the youth TEDx event TEDxRedmond for 4 years (with over 1000 attendees in 2012). Now a senior in high school, she blogs widely about youth and women's issues, has been featured in stories everywhere from Forbes to A Mighty Girl, and proudly subscribes to Ms. Magazine.

Read her blog on Women's Media Center

Link to her Forbes Magazine interview


 Workshop Descriptions:

Junior High Girls:

The Internal Compass

Evolving into a young woman is a fun and exciting feat with so many opportunities and challenges to get to know who you truly are! And with all of those dreams you have for yourself, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to go about making them come true? This workshop is all about YOU – Smart, Strong and Bold YOU! Come prepared to be INSPIRED, CONNECT with other girls who are striving to be amazingly successful like you, MEET women who are walking in their destiny, and LEARN how to turn your dreams and aspirations into reality.

Love is Not Supposed to Hurt

Being in an unhealthy relationship can keep you from being who you really are and want to be. My boyfriend lets me be me. HE gets along with my friends. He gives me space when I want it. he doesn’t put me down. He likes me. But some girls have a different story to tell..her name was Molly. She was 17 years old. She was a pretty girl, soft spoken. She had to come to my office that day to tell me her story. And even though what had happened to her had ended a year earlier, she had to stop now and then cry. She would compose herself and then continue on with her story. This is Molly’s Story. For some of you it will be your story , for others it will be educational, and a warning. For most of you it will be the only time that someone will talk to you about this.

Presenting your Best Self

What’s a tweet? Insta-who? Facebook my snapchat to myspace? The internet is an amazing resource, but sometimes it can be a confusing place to spend time. In this workshop girls will explore different types of technology and how to navigate social media freely while still presenting their best self online. Topics will include cyber bullying, social networking and a discussion of proper online etiquette.

Through the Looking Glass: Finding the Beauty Within

When it comes to the media we can’t always believe our eyes. This workshop will show you the tricks used by TV and magazines to create and define “beauty” as we know it. We’ll talk about the beauty that comes from who we ARE, not what we look like or what things we can buy. You’ll learn how to use your power as a consumer and a girl to change the messages we all receive from the media.

Speak out!

Finding our inner “big girl” voice isn’t always the easiest when we need it the most! This workshop is about finding out how to use our voice to communicate with friends and peers as the strong, smart and bold girls we naturally are.

Miss Independent

Stereotypes and labels box people in. Through interactive activities, including a mini STEM project, this workshop will explore the hidden and not so hidden gender stereotypes and labels that try to limit our potential and independence as strong, smart and bold girls now and powerful women in the future.

 

High School Girls:

The Internal Compass

Evolving into a young woman is a fun and exciting feat with so many opportunities and challenges to get to know who you truly are! And with all of those dreams you have for yourself, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to go about making them come true? This workshop is all about YOU – Smart, Strong and Bold YOU! Come prepared to be INSPIRED, CONNECT with other girls who are striving to be amazingly successful like you, MEET women who are walking in their destiny, and LEARN how to turn your dreams and aspirations into reality.

Love is Not Supposed to Hurt

Being in an unhealthy relationship can keep you from being who you really are and want to be. My boyfriend lets me be me. HE gets along with my friends. He gives me space when I want it. He doesn’t put me down. He likes me. But some girls have a different story to tell..her name was Molly. She was 17 years old. She was a pretty girl, soft spoken. She had to come to my office that day to tell me her story. And even though what had happened to her had ended a year earlier, she had to stop now and then cry. She would compose herself and then continue on with her story. This is Molly’s Story. For some of you it will be your story , for others it will be educational, and a warning. For most of you it will be the only time that someone will talk to you about this.

Through the Looking Glass: Finding the Beauty Within

When it comes to the media we can’t always believe our eyes. This workshop will show you the tricks used by TV and magazines to create and define “beauty” as we know it. We’ll talk about the beauty that comes from who we ARE, not what we look like or what things we can buy. You’ll learn how to use your power as a consumer and a girl to change the messages we all receive from the media.

Cultural Culprits

Do you ever feel like you're living in a culture that doesn’t reflect who you are? Ever catch yourself singing along to your favorite songs and realize that the lyrics are offensive or degrading? Are you sick of getting cat-called and hit on by strangers? In this workshop we'll look at advertisements, songs, TV shows, and even the slang we use to expose this culture and the anti-girl messages it sends.   No matter the music you listen to or the way you talk, we'll show you how you can stay empowered as a girl while keeping up with what's hot. 

Presenting your Best Self

What’s a tweet? Insta-who? Facebook my snapchat to myspace? The internet is an amazing resource, but sometimes it can be a confusing place to spend time. In this workshop girls will explore different types of technology and how to navigate social media freely while still presenting their best self online. Topics will include cyber bullying, social networking and a discussion of proper online etiquette.

Miss Independent

Stereotypes and labels box people in. Through interactive activities, including a mini STEM project, this workshop will explore the hidden and not so hidden gender stereotypes and labels that try to limit our potential and independence as strong, smart and bold girls now and powerful women in the future.

*Each workshop is tailored to be age appropriate and relevant. Some workshops may be subject to change. You will be notified if changes should occur.

Parents/Guardians:

Understanding the New World Your Daughter Lives In (with Adriana Flores)

“What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be.”  Helen Claes
Isn’t that what all parents want for their daughters? This workshop will host discussions, activities and strategies around the topics that your teen will be learning about this day. The goal is to help you gain a clearer perspective about the “new world” your teens are becoming a part of and how your support and understanding, embedded with important cultural values, will empower your teens to be successful women!

Expert Panel and Small Group Discussions (moderated by Adriana Flores)

Be ready to dive in deep and engage in meaningful discussions with our expert panelists on issues affecting adolescents today such as being healthy in body and mind, substance abuse and social media.

Panelists: TBA


Special Thanks to UCI Women's Empowerment Initiative

 

The Women's Empowerment Initiative is dedicated to the empowerment of the next generation of women leaders across the spectrum of activities in global society where they can increase their scope of influence, make distinctive contributions and take control over those factors within their realm of influence. Visit us at http://studentaffairs.uci.edu/wei/.

Thank you for your support and sponsorship for Girls Conference Orange County 2014!

 

 


 

Contact Info:

Noreen Rahman, M.A.

Girls Incorporated of Orange County Program Services Manager

1815 Anaheim Ave.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

nrahman@girlsinc-oc.org

949-646-7181


Mandy Mount, Ph. D

Director of UCI Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE)

G320A Student Center

Irvine, CA 92697 - 2220

mmount@uci.edu

949-824-7273

When & Where


UC Irvine Student Center
A311 Student Center
Irvine, CA 92697-2050

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)


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Girls Incorporated of Orange County and UC Irvine Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE)

Girls Incoporated of Orange County inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. the network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organization serves 125,000 girls ages 6-18 annually across the United States and Canada.

UCI Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) supports the goal of providing an educational environment free from violence and discrimination. Guided by the values of respect for diversity, human rights and community responsibility, the CARE office provides comprehensive programs to serve those affected by sexual assault, relationship abuse and stalking. CARE offers counseling, advocacy, prevention education, leadership and training opportunities, while working closely with the community on collaborative response and policy development.

Keynote Sponsor:

The UC Irvine Women's Empowerment Initiative is dedicated to the empowerment of the next generation of women leaders across the spectrum of activities in global society where they can increase their scope of influence, make distinctive contributions and take control over those factors within their realm of influence.  While women leaders remain underrepresented in global leadership, the last decades of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century have seen the emergence of especially strong women leaders across all the domains of under-representation.  At the University of California, Irvine the goals of this initiative are to connect women across generations, and to advocate and educate with the outcome of increasing the number of empowered women serving as the next generation of leaders in all areas of society.

 

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