International Day of the Girl 2017
In honor of the International Day of the Girl, CSG Middle School students hosted several virtual hangouts to connect girls around the world. The theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl was standing up to injustice against girls (#justiceforgirls). CSG girls talked virtually with other girls’ school students about the issues that confront girls in our communities and the ways girls can activate their activism, stand up, and speak out for change. The topics covered include women’s healthcare, equal pay, lack of equity in sports/athletics, and even school uniforms. Nineteen (19) schools accepted the invitation to participate, including the Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Geenfield, MA (http://blog.sbschool.org/intersections-beyond-the-fear). See the full list of participants here:
In Lower School, IDG started with an assembly featuring Amber Runyon from Legacy Candle Company. Runyon employs and works with women in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction. “In buying our candles or choosing to be an ambassador,” she says. “You’re helping connect these two worlds, sharing our mission, and showing your community how to be a light in all this darkness.” Learn more about Runyon’s cause and company: https://eleventhcandleco.com/pages/mission-values.
It is what we do every day here at CSG, but in honor of the International Day of the Girl, our leadership team, in collaboration with the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools and its Global Forum on Girls' Education® signed an online pledge to support girls' education around the world. The pledge is a way to show the “importance of empowering girls through a single, inalienable right: access to a quality education.” Watch the video below and learn more about the initiative.