Don’t even get me started on how girls are marginalized in the media (check out a great film Miss Representation for more on that) and unfortunately, quite often women fall into the trap of marginalizing ourselves and/or each other. That’s a different post for a different day though.
This post is to let you know about a really cool event happening for parents of daughters. Check it out:
Tech Savvy: Preparing Girls for the Future with STEM
“If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in (STEM) science, technology, engineering, and math.”
- First Lady Michelle Obama
Today’s girls at risk of losing out on tomorrow’s opportunities. Find out why there’s still a gender gap in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — and how you can give your kids the skills they need to succeed. For anyone interested in youth development.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
250 South Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles
Jane Margolis, UCLA Graduate School of Education, Author
Nadine Afari, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Director of USC JEP Young
Amy Kim, Director of STEM programs, Girl Scouts/LA
Simone Wu, Google Engineer
Dr. Barbara Natterson Horowitz, UCLA Professor Division of Cardiology, Author
Yalda T. Uhls, Los Angeles Director, Common Sense Media
Please help us adhere to City requirements and commitments with our neighbors by parking in our Third Street parking lot. Please do not park on the street.
Attendance gets you automatic entry into raffle for a chance to win 10 tickets to see one of two IMAX® films at the IMAX, California Science Center, “Born to be Wild” or “To The Arctic” in 2012, winner will be announced at the end of the program.
Suggested donation of $5 online here or at the door