Monday, June 28, 2010

Gardena High School Women’s History Month Forum

On March 24th students from the Women’s Leadership Project and Leadership of Diversity club collaborated on a Women’s History Month Forum. The forum was attended by Social Studies, Health, English and Government classes in the Social Hall. The event featured spoken word narratives on female historical figures like Sojourner Truth, Dolores Huerta, Shirley Chisholm, Luisa Moreno and Ida B. Wells. The forum was designed to introduce Gardena students to little known social history on communities of color. Students also developed a role reversal skit that highlighted women’s everyday experiences with sexual harassment, workplace discrimination and the double burden of domestic work and caregiving in the home. The forum concluded with a spirited student debate on a woman’s right to choose, featuring pro-choice and anti-choice perspectives and questions from the audience.

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