NAMLE member Maddy Steinhart has been working with Project Girl Performance Collective (PGPC) in New York. Maddy described how their work is promotes media literacy: “Project Girl links critical thinking and viewing skills with media literacy. There target audience is girls k-12. There is a very delicate balance between traditions and self-esteem and the way girls are portrayed in the media. Once the balance is understood than girls can grow into confident women.” Read more about what PGPC is up to from their press release below, watch their introductory video (above), and get in touch with them if you’d like to get involved at projectgirlperformancecollective.org!
From PGPC: “Young women, aged 12-21, in New York who are part of Project Girl Performance Collective work directly with young activists from impoverished and war-torn countries to advocate for girls in developing countries. Project Girl partners with other non-governmental groups such as The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and United Methodist Women, the sponsors of this year’s show, to give a human face to the violations that women and girls are experiencing every day. PGPC creates a safe space for these young women to use theater to explore human rights and social justice issues and come to a more empowered place. In the process, their work serves to educate and motivate others to activism.”
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