7.22.2011

Girls Rock Charleston

Today's the final day of Girls Rock Charleston, a fabulous week-long camp created by some fabulous Charleston feminists who decided they were going to change the world, and did it. 

Here's their description of the experience:  "Girls Rock Charleston is a music arts camp serving girls from diverse backgrounds in Charleston county. The camp will use music as a platform to promote creative expression, self-confidence, acceptance, and community among young women and girls. Campers will have the opportunity to learn how to play musical instruments, write songs, perform, and promote music through various media in a positive, encouraging environment."

And here's a tumblr so that you can see what the week's been like:  http://girlsrockcharleston.tumblr.com/

They have a showcase in downtown Charleston on Saturday afternoon--if you live around here, come out and see these girls perform!

Is it fair for me to say that I'm extra proud of them because several of the women who made this happen are former students, and even WGS alums?

4 comments:

The Mom said...

That's great! What a wonderful, creative, positive image building program for girls. How would my life have been different if I'd had an experience like this at that age? I don't have words to let you know how this makes me feel.

Robin Barrow said...

A documentary about Girls Rock was on the Starbucks page when I logged in just now. How cool is that?!

Caroline said...

The feminist community in Charleston and WGS at CofC definitely nurtured and contributed to rock camp. The organizers and volunteers have all been inspired by strong feminist role models.
When I took WGS 400: Gender and Violence at CofC in spring 2007, I made a zine on women in music for an assignment.
Being at rock camp this week has inspired me to continue to incorporate more volunteering and activism in my life, and I am so happy to see the overwhelmingly positive response to rock camp from the Charleston community.

-Caroline

Alison said...

I'm so happy that WGS helped with this great success! And mom, we could explore ways for you to support next year's Girls Rock Charleston!