We believe change starts at the local level and that the people living and working in towns across America know what’s best for their individual communities. Building upon community interest, MissRepresentation.org is partnering with local leaders around the country to host a series of Town Hall events.
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BOSTON TOWN HALL
AAUW of Massachusetts, Cambridge Women’s Commission, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Mass NOW, YWCAs of Massachusetts, City of Boston’s Women’s Commission, Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, Crittenton Women’s Union, Victim Rights Law Center, Somerville Commission for Women, Omega Phi Alpha BU, BARCC, Dress for Success
City: Boston, MA
Date: October 22, 2012
Venue: Boston University – George Sherman Back Union
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
RALEIGH TOWN HALL
City: Raleigh, NC
Date: October 20, 2012
Venue: Meredith College – Jones Auditorium, 3800 Hillsborough Street
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NEWARK ‘GIRLS REPRESENT’ TOWN HALL
Over 100 amazing young women packed into a room at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ this month for the City of Newark’s “Girls Represent” Town Hall, co-hosted by MissRepresentation.org, Mayor Cory A. Booker and the Newark Municipal Council. It was an inspiring afternoon that featured a screening of Miss Representation and a lively discussion about the future of girls in the area.
The event featured rousing speeches from Newark’s Deputy Mayor Margarita Muniz as well as Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver – the first African-American woman to lead a legislative house in New Jersey. The afternoon culminated in a series of recommendations from the girls themselves which will be presented to the mayor’s office as well as the city council.
SAN FRANCISCO ‘GIRL UP’ TOWN HALL
Hosts: MissRepresentation.org and San Francisco Department on the Status of Women
City: San Francisco, CA
Date: June 2, 2012
Venue: University of California Hastings College of the Law, Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 198 McAllister Street
Who’s invited: Community members, educators, parents, youth, policy-makers and business leaders.
The town hall provides a unique opportunity for the San Francisco community to foster positive self-esteem and promote young women’s leadership. The town hall agenda includes:
- A screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Miss Representation, produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom who will be there to answer questions after the film.
- Highlights from new report on the status of girls in San Francisco, produced by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women.
- Action oriented discussions with community leaders to delve into specific ways we can support girls in San Francisco.
- Opportunities to share concrete recommendations for creating long-term community change with San Francisco decision makers.
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