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WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop
Saturday workshop to address how girls represent themselves publicly
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Kamiya Young takes notes while listening to a presentation at the 2011 Girl Power seminar.

Girl Power Workshop

When: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501

More info: contact WomenSource at 770-503-9060 or www.womensource.info

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the world around them.

Local nonprofit WomenSource wants to help change that.

WomenSource will host its annual Girl Power workshop from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville. The workshop is open to middle and high school girls “and the women who love them,” according to a release from the organization.

This year’s workshop will focus on the misrepresentation of girls and women in America. It will kick off with a viewing of the 2011 documentary “Miss Representation.” In the film, national leading women including Katie Couric, Condoleezza Rice, Gloria Steinem and more discuss sexism in American society and the media.

“We’ll also cover misrepresentation in the mirror – the lies we tell ourselves, the way we sell ourselves short – as well as discuss ways that women and girls can present themselves confidently and tastefully,” said Dr. Kristen Green, a licensed clinical psychologist with Chattahoochee Child Psychology Services and co-chair of Girl Power.  

After the viewing, attendees will be divided into groups for breakout sessions, addressing the way girls and women misrepresent themselves both online and in face-to-face interactions through clothing, speech and behavior.

More than 300 participants are already registered for Girl Power, but there’s still space for more. It is free and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is required by end of day Thursday, or until capacity is reached.

Women and girls should register online at www.WomenSource.info.

WomenSource is a nonprofit, charitable organization that was founded in partnership with the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County, North Georgia Community Foundation and United Way of Hall County. It serves women of all ages, backgrounds, races and socioeconomic levels in the area.

“We’re excited to bring Girl Power 2016 to the community,” said Kingsley Peeples, chair of the WomenSource Board of Directors. “It’s a privilege to offer this program that helps girls and the women who love them to find their own voices and strengths.”

 

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