Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Safe in Our World Pics

The Safe in Our World event was a HUGE success! The workshops were fun and helpful, the dance performance was inspiring, and the Forum at the end of the day was truly motivating!
A special thank you goes to Senator Montgomery, Deputy Borough President Graham and Council Member Mealy for participating in the Open Forum and showing the Brooklyn Girls Collaborative that you support creating a healthy and safe Brooklyn for all of us.
Thanks also goes to the educators and volunteers who made the day run so smoothly AND especially the girls and young women who participated in the event!
We will post more info on the results of Safe in Our World soon. In the meantime, take a look at these pics!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

6 days until Safe in Our World

Have you ever promised yourself that you will be more active? try new things? meet new people? Here's your chance to make good on that promise.

Join us for the "Safe in Our World" Summit!

Tues. August 14, 2008

Long Island University

Downtown Brooklyn Campus
Kumble Theater

12:00 – 5:00

Long Island University Kumble Theater is located at 1 University Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn. If traveling by subway, take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to Nevins Street or the B, M, Q, or R train to DeKalb Avenue. Walk north along Flatbush Avenue to main gate, proceed to LIU plaza, and enter the gate. The Kumble Theater will be on your left.

The schedule for the day includes video, dance, interactive workshops and a forum with community leaders. This is a free event. Lunch will be served! Contact Liz at liz.girlsincnyc@gmail.com or 212-531-7620 if you plan on attending

Workshop Topics:

"Safety 101" presented by Dwa Fanm

"Take Charge" presented by Girl Scouts

"Get Up, Stand Up: Teasing & Bullying" by Girls Inc.

"You are Phenomenal" presented by Hip Hop 4 Life.

"Violence Prevention & Self Defense" by C.A. E

"Sister in Strength Strikes Back: Our Struggle with Street Harassment" by GGE

"EC & You" by North Shore/LIJ School Based Health Center

"Safer Sex 101" presented by Red Hook Initiative

"Date Safe" presented by Day One

This event is made possible by donations from:
Independence Community Foundation
Long Island University
Luna Bars
Brooklyn Industries

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Save the Date: Safe in Our World

Next month, The Brooklyn Girls Collaborative will host the First Annual Brooklyn Girls Summit, "Safe in Our World."

The event, for girls and young women ages 12 - 19 will take place on August 14, 2007 from 12:00 - 5:00 at Long Island University, Downtown Brooklyn Campus.

The event will offer fun workshops, interactive discussion, performance and media around the topic of SAFETY.

More information to come!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Behind The Scenes of Girls Make the Message

See what goes into a girls' program in the making.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Girls Make the Message: Sexual Harrassment

Youth members of the Brooklyn Girls Collaborative created this PSA about an issue of great importance to them. The young women, ages 15 & 16 will screen their video at the upcoming "Safe in Our World" summit on August 14th.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Welcome to the Brooklyn Girls Collaborative Blog. This blog will feature news about activities hosted by the Brooklyn Girls Collaborative and our member organizations.

If you have any ideas for postings that may be of interest to our constituents, please email events.girlsincnyc@gmail.com or Brooklyn-Girls-Collaborative@googlegroups.com

Thank you for visiting,
Jennifer Weidenbaum
Associate Executive Director
Girls Incorporated of New York City