Action

Katherine Johnson – action through awareness

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As a result of the June 2017 meeting and discussion, the Damsels decided to take action through education. After some great brainstorming about potential actions (including a huge math-themed carnival), the girls combined several ideas into one.   They created a flier about Katherine Johnson and have been sharing it with friends, family and at […]

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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 […]

Action

Community Soccer Game to benefit YUWA Northwest

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After lots of planning, sign making and getting the word out to friends and neighbors, the Damsels completed their first action. The community soccer game fundraiser was inspired by the April meeting discussion about Billie Jean King from the book Rad American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz.   The girls wanted to find a way to […]

Meeting recap

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 […]