Julia Morgan School for Girls: 6th Annual Women of Courage Panel in Honor of Rosa Parks
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Lisser Theatre on Mills College campus
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613
Girls in Government, Leadership, and Service (GGLS) hosts this annual event, honoring women in the wider community. GGLS is a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who voluntarily meet one day a week. Not only do the girls prepare for this event, but, in addition, over the past few years, they have studied the gender disparity of wages in the U.S. and what they can do about it; the minimum wage and how almost two-thirds of all minimum wage workers are women, along with the resulting effects on their families and communities. They have also visited local government officials, including the Oakland Board of Supervisors and District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. GGLS have also joined with the Alameda County Food Bank volunteers and advocates against hunger to lobby government officials in Sacramento after learning how advocacy can effectuate legislative change.
The extraordinary panel includes: Caroline Paul, Daphne Muse, Corrina Gould, and Gaby Battle. Gaby, who is a JMSG alum '15 just spoke at the Oakland Women's March, Corrina Gould is an Ohlone matriarch, leader, and activist, Daphne is a writer, Civil Rights activist, with Rosa Parks having stayed at her home, and Caroline is a NY Times best selling author, one of the first female SF firefighters, and a strong proponent of girls taking positive risks to be brave (Gutsy Girl & You Are Mighty) and be activists.