Friday, July 25, 2008

Are You Ready to Rock?

Posting has been light due to lots-o-work, but I lifted my head up from my budgets and contracts long enough to pass on this great opportunity. I was a volunteer for rock camp in 2006. It was a phenomenal experience to be around so many women and girls who were so creative. It's inspiring. No musical experience necessary.
(Trust me-- if there was, they would have never let me in!!!) I emerged from my volunteer experience feeling strong, independent and like new things were possible for me as well as for girls growing up today. Who doesn't want to be a part of something like that???

All the deets:
This is a full-day, full-week commitment for the week of August 18-22 that involves arriving at camp around 8:20 each day and leaving around 6. It's incredibly rewarding and generally awesome.

Counselors serve as mentors for assigned groups of girls, which involves checking in with them every morning, making sure the campers are where they need to be at all times, and offering advice and help throughout the day. Since the most important parts of the job are ensuring the campers' safety and giving them support and encouragement, non-musicians are welcome in this job. Counselors who are musicians, however, are often called upon to coach campers on their instruments.
*Must be available Monday-Friday of camp week 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

If you or someone you know is available to do this job, please get in touch with Emily below:

Emily Moeller
Program Director
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
632 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(p) 212-777-1323
(f) 866-789-7864

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Girls for Gender Equity-- Stop by This Saturday

3rd Annual Gender Equality Festival
Saturday July 19, 2008
10 am – 3pm, FREE!
Von King Park (Tompkins Park), Bedstuy, Brooklyn
Between Tompkins + Marcy at Lafayette

Please stop by this free public event open to all New Yorkers – over 100 community artists, organizations, and local politicians - inspirational performances, resource sharing, and the arts! Bring your family and friends to celebrate a day of Singers, Dancers, Poets, Community, Raffles, and more! I wish I could make it but I'll be working that day....

If you can't make it, (and I hope you can!) please support the latest GGE project below:

The Sisters in Strength School Safety Collaboration girls are seeking students (of all genders!) who attend school in NYC to fill out a Sexual Harassment Survey, which is available online. click HERE to download.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Rockin OUT with Willie Mae.....

This just in from the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. The Rock Camp Showcase is a fantastic event. I can't quite figure out why watching girls rock out on stage strikes such an emotional cord for me, but it does. Go check out the new bands and if you get a little jealous at all the fun the girls are having, don't dismay-- sign up for Ladies Rock Camp and do it yourself. LRC is one of the most fun crazy experiences I have ever had. If you are even a little bit curious about what it would be like to be a rock star, you owe it to yourself to do it. All the proceeds of Ladies Rock Camp benefit the Rock Camp for Girls, so SERIOUSLY, what are you waiting for....

Rock Camp Showcase

Saturday July 12th
Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th btwn Kent & Wythe, Brooklyn)

12pm doors, show at 1pm SHARP, all ages
$6-10 sliding scale
or $35 for a "booster" ticket (includes a Rock Camp Merch Pack!!)

**Please note that there is no seating at this show**

What is a Rock Camp Merch Pack & how do I collect it?
The Merch Pack includes a 2008 Rock Camp t-shirt, a calendar, a DVD, and a sticker. To collect your Merch Pack, bring the receipt from your Booster Ticket sale to the Merch table on the day of the show.

Info on Ladies Rock Camp

**We still have spots in Ladies Rock Camp!**
Ladies Rock Camp I: July 18 - 20
Ladies Rock Camp II: August 8 - 10
Registration forms available at willie mae rock camp