Naomi Centre and SD&G libraries team up for ‘We Are Workshop’ for women and young girls, June 2

SD&G — Looking for something for your daughter to do on the June 2 PA Day?

Naomi’s Family Resource Centre will be partnering with the SD&G County Library to offer a FREE full day As We Are Workshop for girls ages 9-13.

The workshop will take place on Friday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Branch – SD&G County Library.

Registration forms are available through Naomi’s Family Resource Centre as well as the Morrisburg and Williamsburg Branches of the SD&G County Library.

Space is limited to 20 participants so register early to confirm your spot.

What is the As We Are Project?

Girls are bombarded with media and advertising messages that are disempowering and limit their full potential. These messages reinforce the idea that girls’ main value comes from their appearance rather than their intelligence, critical thinking skills, creativity – who they are.

The AS WE ARE PROJECT aims to empower girls, specifically around but not limited to, the ages of 9-13. The goal is to help them identify and challenge stereotypes, particularly those around body image, personal ability, and their own potential in society. It was initiated to help girls recognize their voice, and to change the messages that come from media and society into positive ideas that express girls’ strengths, potential, and inner beauty.

Through the project workshop, girls are given the opportunity to first understand the pressures exerted on them by media and society, and then to respond with their own creative interpretation of how they choose to see themselves. With the support of volunteers and facilitators, girls work through activities suggested in the workshop guide to create their own t-shirt designs illustrating the messages they want to see in society.

For more information on As We Are Project visit: http://www.asweare.ca/

ACTIVITIES WE WILL BE EXPLORING:

  • Who’s your Role Model?
  • What are your qualities?
  • Labels amongst young girls
  • Designing your own t- shirt.

Time to create a POSITIVE message for society about how young girls deserve to be viewed!

Naomi’s Family Resource Centre Contact Person: Shaunna 774-2838

Naomi’s Family Resource Centre services are offered FREE.

They are a non-profit service providing confidential, safe refuge for women with or without children who have been physically, emotionally, sexually or financially abused, threatened or harassed. They offer options so that a woman may gain perspective on her situation and consider her alternatives. They present practical assistance and information so that she may make realistic plans and to support her in proceeding with her plan.

For more information about the program and the Naomi Family Resource Centre please checkout their website: http://www.naomiscentre.ca/