Diversity Awareness Month with Girls Circle

October 27, 2009 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

As “Diversity Awareness” month winds to a conclusion, we continue to honor and celebrate the vast diversity of girls, women, leaders, and communities that are part of the Girls Circle movement.

Thank you, all of you!

Diversity in Girls Circle is about culture, identity, expression, perspective, voice, ethnicity, connection.  It is also something that – when not intentionally recognized– can leave some girls feeling disconnected, judged, or left out.

We have a great curricula – Honoring Our Diversity – for girls.  This 12 week guide is RICH with topics, activities, and discussion questions to acknowledge, involve, raise awareness, and enjoy each girl’s experiences. Some of the topics addressed in this Activity Guide are stereotype busting, local action, culture clashing, and of course, honoring diversity.

A very cool feature of this guide is the Journal that’s included. For each week’s topic, there’s a message and space for girls to write or draw about something related to the topic and activity.

Even when we haven’t prefaced it, always keep in mind as a facilitator that there are all kinds of girls and all kinds of situations.  So, name the obvious: if you are of a different culture or ethnicity than the girls in your group – just say it.  Let them teach you about themselves.  They are leaders.

Thanks!
Beth

 

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