Girl Up Summit (Grades 5-8) at NU – Sat. May 24

WHEN: Saturday, May 24, 2014
10 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: Harris Hall, Northwestern University, 1881 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL
WHO: Hosted by International Gender Equality Movement (iGEM), a college Girl Up club working with the Women’s Center and with other Northwestern University student groups.
WHAT IS GIRL UP? : Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. It gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.
THE MISSION: To bring together promising female students from the Chicago area to the Northwestern University campus for a day of leadership development. You and your talented peers in grades 5-8 will spend the day participating in activities aimed at promoting strong communities both at home and around the world.
SCHEDULE: The morning portion will include a speaker, leadership building activities, and open dialogue centered on developing skills and values. After lunch, we will reconvene for a presentation and various interactive activities focused on the following issues affecting girls around the globe: access to education, healthcare, safety, and leadership opportunities.
9:45 Registration opens
10:15 Leadership-based Programming Begins
11:30 Lunch
12:00 International Education & Girl Up Programming
2:00 Conclusion
DETAILS: To register, please visit The summit is free to attend, and registration includes a boxed lunch and various Girl Up materials and gear.
QUESTIONS? Contact Carly Pablos and Vivien Hastings at

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