Beloved Girl Project Family!!
Girl Project is turning 10 and we want to celebrate with you by making art and. moving our precious selves. We are so excited to be gathering in person this time around at the new compound space at 2800 Park Blvd, right down the way from OHigh. So come through 9-3:30 pm during OUSD spring break, April 3-7th.
Come help us create and vibe out and feel more connected and engaged.
Register Now! See you soon.
PAST SESSIONS ON DEMAND
Practically Speaking: Grounding with Self
Practically Speaking is a series for our grownish girlproject family aged 16-20 years old. During this session, we will be guided by DeShauna West Anderson of The MelloWest Space in making room to communicate with our minds, bodies, and spirits. This workshop will allow participants to learn wellness tools to encourage them to prioritize the internal and external parts of themselves. The vision of the workshop is to learn and try on wellness tools which include: Breathwork, Meditation, Body Movement (Chair Yoga) Intro to Chakras, journaling, and sharing what is present. Come to this session with an open mind, and heart, ready to ground with yourself.
Healing from Trauma
During our Practically Speaking series for grown girls aged 16-20 years old. We were guided by Yesenia Sanchez in navigating some of the more complicated parts of growing up. During this session we were introduced to ways to heal from trauma we practiced kindness toward oneself and others as a tool for independence.
PRACTICALLY SPEAKING: INDEPENDENCE
During our Practically Speaking: Independence Session, our treasured Hamida and Malkia
broke it down and gave sage advice as we meet up virtually to discuss and share knowledge on healthy ways to grow into our independence as young women while still being a part of our families
Practically Speaking: Life Prep, Skill Share, and Self Care Sessions
Grown Girl Project Fam! You are invited to join us on Sunday August 1, October 3, and December 5 from 1:30-3PM PST for Practically Speaking! Our next GP sessions aim to support all of our capable young folks ages 15-21 in navigating some of the more complicated parts of growing up. We will share tools for patience, identifying toxic friendships/relationships/behaviors.
Sharing keys to healthy friendships/relationships. Discussing how to save, and how to make a household budget, and above all else, get to hang and be heard.
EMPANADA COOKING CLASS
HEY THERE GIRLPROJECT FAMILY!
Check out this cooking session with Claudia Garza and Alondra Camarena to learn a delicious empanada recipe!!
2 Cups Meseca (dehydrated corn flour)
1/2 cup of wheat flour
1 cup of lukewarm water
1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
salt to taste
CLASE DE COCINA DE EMPANADAS
¡HOLA, FAMILIA DE GIRLPROJECT!
¡Mira esta sesión de cocina con Claudia Garza y Alondra Camarena para aprender una deliciosa receta de empanadas!
2 tazas de Meseca (harina de maíz deshidratada)
1/2 taza de harina de trigo
1 taza de agua tibia
1/2 cucharada de bicarbonato de sodio sal al gusto queso
JOIN GIRLPROJECT DURING THE UPCOMING FALL SESSION FOR FRESH AIR, ART, AND TO FEEL THE FALL VIBES.
Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 2021
Ages 11-14 (open to GIRL Project alumna).
GIRL Project is free and will be held from 2-3:30 pm for drop in activities. Activities will include painting, tying sage bundles, identifying native California plants, and more. Snacks provided. Goody bag on completion of session.
Special artistic creation led by Xochitl Guerrero.
HEY THERE GROWN GIRLPROJECT FAMILY!
Join us for another Practically speaking Session, this time with our treasured Hamida and Malkia!
On Sunday, December 5 from 1:30-3 pm PST we will meet up virtually and discuss and share knowledge on healthy ways to grow into our independence as young women while still being a part of our families
Register to receive zoom link! Talk Soon!!
*Participants will receive a $50 grocery gift card*
Lemonade Crunchy Ice! Finding Power through Rituals, Art, and Meals
GIRL Project's Lemonade Crunchy Ice was a success! The workshops ran from February to May with 12 total sessions. Through a safe intergenerational space, the youth explored finding our power through Ritual, Art, and the sharing of meals and culture. The group participated in theatre games and spent lots of time laughing. In between the levity was an opportunity to share experiences as BIPOC women including topics like police brutality, asian hate, closed schools, and standing up as women. The video linked here shows some highlights from this program.
A big thank you to all of our teachers–Ellen Sebastian Chang, Tarika Lewis, Indigo Mateo, and Hamida Yusufzai. Thanks to all our GIRL Project staff–Director Claudine Naganuma, Project Coordinator Simone Nalls, and Program Coordinator Shaunnah Ray. A special thanks to the EastSide Cultural Center.
Lemonade Crunchy Ice is supported in part by the California Arts Council and Oakland Cultural Funding Program. dNaga is fiscally sponsored by Dancer's Group. We also thank our individual donors and our fairy godmother.