The Ms. Foundation is proud to be one of the lead partners in the SPARK Summit, an event and a movement designed to push back against the increasingly sexualized images of girlhood in the media and create room for whole girls and healthy sexuality.
The summit, scheduled to take place Friday, October 22 at Hunter College in New York City, is a day to speak out, push back on the sexualization of girls, and have fun -- all while igniting a movement for girls’ rights to healthy sexuality.
The summit will give girls between the ages of 14-22 the information and tools they need to become activists, organizers, researchers, policy influencers and media makers, engaging them in the of crafting solutions -- rather than simply protecting them from the problem.
Girl leaders and activists are invited to attend, as are their adult allies and professionals working on girls' issues. There will also be a virtual summit taking place online for those who cannot make it to the in-person event.
Registration is live; the on-site Summit costs $25 for girls and $50 for adults (scholarships are available).
We hope you'll sign up and join us for what is already shaping up to be a remarkable day of events! (The program is available for viewing online.)