When: April 24th - 27th
Location: Festival Grounds
Empower the Girl is an event to celebrate and encourage future women leaders in the community. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, noon-4 p.m. at Northern New Mexico College, with music, poetry, an art contest, and panel discussions on issues facing girls and women of all ethnicities.
The event is hosted by Northern New Mexico College Health Sciences in collaboration with V Day, Girls' Guide to Swagger, Flowering Tree, and other partners. Our objectives include:
- Empower girls of all ethnicities and cultures in our community to achieve success, have a voice, and fight for equal rights in education and opportunities.
- Provide an opportunity for girls to meet with and be inspired by positive women role models from the community.
- Create awareness in the community about social injustices faced by girls and women, both in the community and world wide.
- Inform girls about resources in their community for education, domestic violence prevention, and healthy lifestyle choices.
This event focuses primarily on girls 12-18, their friends, and families. We will provide simple refreshments, gift bags, door prizes, and most of all, confidence and inspiration!