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Interviewing Interdisciplinary Artist Viva Ruiz

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

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Launching the ‘Boxes, Borders, & Boundaries’ Photography Project

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

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Xenobia Bailey Speaks With GALA About ‘Funktional’ Design

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

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GALA Welcomes Activist Carmen Perez.

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.