Meeting recap

Michelle Waterson – Mixed Martial Arts Champion

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The UFC Mixed Martial Arts fighter and former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Michelle Waterson was the focus of this the October Damsels meet up. The meeting was kicked off with a rousing ice breaker game of Damsel Dodgeball followed by dinner.     Next, Maya led the group in a discussion about Michelle Waterson. The girls […]

Meeting recap

Katherine Johnson and NASA

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Inspired by the amazing movie Hidden Figures, the Damsels’ reading and discussion focused on Katherine Johnson this month. Laurence selected the book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky and suggested that the group read the section about Katherine Johnson and also watch these great Makers video shorts.   Laurence […]

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Billie Jean King and Title IX

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Agenda, buttons and books - Billie Jean King

Following weeks of planning and a kick-off meeting with their parents, the Damsels in Progress successfully held their first meeting! They read the fantastic book RAD American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl and focused on Billie Jean King for this month. After creating hands for Youth Uplift as an icebreaker/craft and […]