Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania recently hoasted our first ever
Racial Justice Town Hall for girls. We encourage you to watch and
share the recording of the panel discussion and continue the
conversation using the tools below.
An invitation To Stand With Us Against Racism
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) recently hosted our first ever Racial Justice Town Hall for girls (in grades 4-12). The five of us were part of the Planning Committee, and this Town Hall was an amazing, impactful experience that has encouraged our attendees to use their voices to transform what citizens in this country believe and how we all behave concerning Racial Justice.
If you missed the event, you can still be part of this transformative experience. A recording of the panel discussion was uploaded to GSEP’s YouTube channel, and we know that hearing the stories and perspectives of our panelists will open your eyes and minds about what racial justice looks like in America and Eastern Pennsylvania, specifically.
The one-hour panel discussion was moderated by Loraine Ballard Morrill, GSEP board member and award-winning Director of News and Community Affairs for iHeartMedia Philadelphia, and featured local young women from schools in our region, who shared how they have used their voices to bring about real change in their own lives and communities.
We encourage you to watch the recording of this panel discussion on Racial Justice as a troop, family, or group. Then, we suggest you take some time afterward to reflect on what you’ve all heard and have some courageous conversations with your girls about what Racial Justice looks like in your own communities and how you and they can make our communities – and the world – a better place for all of us.
To facilitate discussion after viewing the recording, we have created guiding questions to help girls think about the video they watched and talk about their thoughts on the major issue of Racial Justice as well as individual actions that they themselves can take to effect real change.
For more information, please explore this page. We know that girls are a powerful force for good and we want to encourage them to use their voices to be the leaders the world needs.
Thank you in advance for being part of the change we want to see in this world.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Terri Boyer & Joann Gonzalez-Generals
GSEP Board Members & co-chairs of the Membership Strategy Committee
Paris G., Mikayla H., and Rachael T.
Girl Advisors to the Board