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Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. You’ll choose 2 breakouts on Saturday: 1 from Session A and 1 from Session B. When you’re not in your breakouts, you’ll be able to take a break for lunch and explore The Center, where over 150 organizations and businesses are hosting activations!

On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please keep an eye out for an email from your Day Two Host with location instructions.

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Sunday, May 6 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Continuing the momentum of the #MeToo movement, this Girl Up workshop co-led by staff and a trained youth advocate will inspire and guide you to create safe spaces in your community for women and girls. You will gain the tools to be an effective activist for girl-led solutions, turning your passion into action to be a change-maker in your community.

When women and girls are not safe walking in their own town, shopping in markets or selling their goods, using community toilets, or simply taking public transit, it has a huge impact on their lives. The experience or threat of violence affects women and girls’ access to social activities, employment, education, and leadership opportunities.

In this interactive session, you will learn about the importance of safe spaces and how to create them in your community. The training will cover:
• Public speaking
• How to pitch your advocacy plan
• Networking
• What effective leadership strategies are
• How to build your communications/media plan
• And more
Girl Up will help you become the leader and change maker you want to be.

The following Girl Up Staff Members and Youth Advocate that will lead you through this training are:

Lisa Napper: Lisa is a former member of the It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee and White House Champion of Change. Upon graduating from Howard University, she began working with Girl Up at the United Nations Foundation as their Program Associate.

Kelsey Carroll: Kelsey is the Communications and Digital Media Associate for Girl Up, housed by the United Nations Foundation. She has a degree from William Smith College in Women’s studies, and is passionate about gender-centered global development and ethical storytelling.

Youth Advocate: Our Youth Advocate is a current Girl Up leader, who is a champion for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through Girl Up’s leadership programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers.


Lisa Napper

Programs Associate, Girl Up

Sunday May 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
University of Southern California, Seely Mudd 124