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Greta Thunberg – Superhero

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Since participating in the World Climate Change Rally, Jewel knew that she wanted to lead Damsels in a discussion of Greta Thunberg. Below are some materials that Jewel located as inspiration for the gathering. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/09/13/teen-activist-greta-thunberg-takes-her-youth-climate-campaign-washington/ https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/09/20/greta-thunberg-profile-bill-weir-climate-pkg-vpx.cnn After watching and reading the material that Jewel selected, the Damsels gathered for a discussion (and snacks). They […]

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Dame Emma Thompson – Acts like herself

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Ansuya (theater buff and huge Shakespeare fan) chose Dame Emma Thompson for the Damsel focus this month. She asked the group to learn a bit about Emma Thompson on Wikipedia and they all loved watching her on Ellen (a previous Damsel inspiration!). After sharing dinner, Ansuya asked the group “how and when did Emma Thompson […]

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Emma Gonzalez – Amazing activist

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This month, Laurence chose an amazing young woman to focus on. Emma Gonzalez is a survivor of the Parkland shooting and has become a major activist for gun violence prevention. Laurence asked her friends to watch several videos of Emma including her powerful March For Our Lives speech. After eating dinner and catching up with […]

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Ms. Marvel – She is her own hero

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For the month of February, Amelie selected the first fictional influential woman and asked the rest of the group to learn about Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan). Kamala Khan is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson and […]