In 2011 the United Nations declared October 11th as International Day of the Girl. Millions of girls and women around the globe join the collective movement to advocate for, as well as, educate girls. This day is also a day to shed light on social and political injustices impacting girls.
This is why Girls Like Me Project, Inc. pioneered efforts to include Chicago girls in the celebration, and to raise awareness of other organizations to observe this day. Our local celebration is themed “Chicago Day of the Girl: Global Sisterhood” as an event that connects Chicago's inner-city girls to a global community, celebrates them, and advocates for their success beyond the myriad of injustices they face including extreme poverty, excessive community and structural violence; education, health, and environmental inequities; media stereotypes; and sexual abuse among others.
Right here in Chicago, we will convene more than 150 girls ages 11-18 and their advocates. The free event will take place at Studio Movie Grill 210 W. 87th Street on Wednesday, October 11 from 5p-8:00p. An evening to showcase cultural performances, a flag parade, stimulating global panel/dialogue, FREE community resource sharing, food, awards ceremony, film screening, as well as recruitment of prospective mentors.
We've grown each year from 80 attendees to now an expected 150! Feel free to check out our photo albums from previous years on our Facebook page.
Chicago Day of the Girl is a monumental day for local girls, but it can only reach its full potential with your help! Your contribution covers the event costs, food and gift bags for each attendee.
A contribution of any amount is immensely appreciated!
Your support allows girls to attend this event for FREE, and it helps ensure ALL girls see the value they bring to humanity.
Thanking you in advance for your generous donation.