This week the Girls Club had the pleasure of hosting a workshop lead by the wonderful women at AGOLDE a brand under the clothing company Citizens of Humanity. Each of our girls were gifted a pair of the sustainability produced denim jean created in Citizens LA warehouse. The girls had a blast adorning their jeans… Continue reading AGOLDE in the Couture Design Studio
Spring Break was full of wonderful excursions! The girls in the week long photography workshop lead by Chiapas based photographers Luis Aguilar and Margarita Martinez Perez visited the 5 boroughs of New York City interviewing artists and residents for the ‘Boxes, Borders, & Boundaries’ photography project to explore the personal realities & geographic externalities of life… Continue reading Interviewing Interdisciplinary Artist Viva Ruiz
Spring Break marked the launch of the ‘Boxes, Borders, & Boundaries’ photography project. A collaborative project bringing together girls from the Mayan highlands of Chiapas Mexico and the multicultural streets of New York City to explore the personal realities & geographic externalities of life as a young woman in today’s globalized world. We ran a week… Continue reading Launching the ‘Boxes, Borders, & Boundaries’ Photography Project
The Girls Club had the pleasure of welcoming artist Xenobia Bailey. She gave a lecture with Q&A to the ‘Girls As Activists And Leaders’ members. Bailey, whose practice industrializes the visual aesthetic of “Cosmic-Funk,” practiced by African-American homemakers since Emancipation, into utilitarian “Funktional” design is also the artist that created the beautiful mosaics at the Hudson… Continue reading Xenobia Bailey Speaks With GALA About ‘Funktional’ Design
This weeks Girls As Activists And Leaders seminar welcomed guest speaker Carmen Perez. Perez is the founder of the youth leadership group R.E.A.L. (Reforming Education, Advocating for Leadership) and Co-Founder of The Girls Task Force, which is dedicated to improving gender-specific services to better support all girls in our communities, and co-organizer of the Women’s March… Continue reading GALA Welcomes Activist Carmen Perez.