I am strong because I can lift my own weight. I am smart not just because I get As. I am bold because I am not afraid to stick up for my rights.
Celebrating Girls' Voices
Girls Incorporated convenes a girls' congress in NYC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2003
New York City, New York - In honor of Girls' Rights Week (a national celebration of girls' voices), the Girls Incorporated Girls Advisory Board will meet with power brokers from foundation, media, and retail industries to identify ways girls and adults can work together toward eliminating obstacles that limit girls' potential. The meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at the Coach, Inc. offices in New York City. The board is a network of current and former Girls Inc. members.
"Guys always get the first shot at leadership, sports, and math activities," says Margaret Wilber, a Girls Inc. alum. "Girls' rights allow us to see the possibilities and explore opportunities without judgment."
While some believe that the playing field is equal for girls and boys, girls like Wilber disagree. Girls' Rights Week (launched three years ago) is a forum for girls to speak on their own behalf to key players about their rights. The Girls Inc. Girls' Bill of Rights has been a guiding principle for the organization since 1945.
This girls' congress will help lay the groundwork for the Girls Inc. "Tell Me" campaign. The campaign will include a of series a print, radio, and television PSAs set to air this summer, which advances the organization's vision for girls as advocates and continues an ongoing dialogue between girls and adults about their collective ability to affect positive change.
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