Friday, June 28, 2013

A Letter to Rachel

We join the Crunk Feminist Collective and others like this, who are sending gratitude and support to Rachel Jeantel, the brave sister who has been testifying in the Zimmerman murder trial.

Dear Rachel,
First, we are so sorry for the loss of your friend, Trayvon. He was lucky to have you in life, and as justice is sought for his death. Second, we want to tell you how incredible you are for using your powerful voice to speak your truth. You inspire us.
- Powerful Voices


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Summer is Right Around the Corner!

Powerful Voices is currently recruiting girls for three summer groups:

DYVAS
What:  DYVAS work together to create a form of print media called a zine - a collection of visual art and creative writing. Individually and collectively youth will focus on weekly themes like identity, sexism and how women are portrayed in the media - then create writing and art to express themselves.
When: July 9th - August 30th, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-3
Where: Powerful Voices - 1620 18th Ave., Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98122
Who: Girls enrolled in SYVPI, having a photo ID and social security card. Girls receive $500 stipend based on participation level.
To apply: Refer a youth or yourself by June 17th. Interviews will be scheduled between May 27th - June 21st.  Contact Antasia.

GIRLS RISING
What:  5 week leadership camp for girls
When:  July 9 - August 8 (every Tues and Thurs from 10-2)
Where:  Rainier Community Center
Who:  6th or 7th grad girls going into 7th or 8th grade in Fall 2013 - must live and go to school in Seattle! All youth who attend 80% of the program will receive a $100 gift card
To apply:  Refer a youth or yourself by Contact Shavon

POWERFUL CHOICES at Atlantic Street Center
What:  Healthy Relationships Group for girls
When:  Summer 2013
Who:  Girls ages 12-18 who are pregnant or parenting are given first priority
To apply:  Contact Marquinta at Atlantic Street Center