The library presents a day of girl power

The library presents a day of girl power.

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Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Diana Friend, Communications and Marketing Director
Office: 785-580-4486 Cell: 785-554-5334
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Leah Sewell, Communications Editor
785-580-4487
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Girls rising

International Day of the Girl Fair & Forum is an event for girls and anyone who cares about a girl.
Girls in the 21st century can often feel emptied of confidence by forces enacting gender discrimination. Grab a girl and fill her up with girl power at the library’s inaugural International Day of the Girl Fair & Forum, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat. Oct. 11.

The all-day event will feature two showings of the eye-opening documentary film, Girl Rising (PG-13), a chance to meet Angela Cervantes, author of “Gaby, Lost and Found,” her first middle-grade novel, and hands-on activities like learning self defense moves and making girl-powered art.

See the day’s full program

Info from experts
Thought-provoking speakers

Audra Fullerton from the YWCA will talk about the Center for Safety and Empowerment and the services they provide, the #YesAllWomen campaign and the Family Peace Initiative.

Monique Glaude with the empowerment program I Matter (Ross Elementary and Eisenhower Middle Schools), will share how they work with participants to develop life skills, realizing their individual strengths and introducing them to unlimited opportunities.

Sharon Sullivan, professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Washburn University, will discuss Human Trafficking as it occurs in the United States, in Kansas and in Topeka, and the victims who are disproportionately women and children.

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Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.