The Observer

Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

Members+of+the+GIrl+Up+club+held+a+movie+night+and+presentation+to+promote+and+discuss+female+empowerment.
Members of the GIrl Up club held a movie night and presentation to promote and discuss female empowerment.

Members of the GIrl Up club held a movie night and presentation to promote and discuss female empowerment.

Julia Lescht

Julia Lescht

Members of the GIrl Up club held a movie night and presentation to promote and discuss female empowerment.

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On Apr. 27, Girl Up clubs from CHS, Walt Whitman High School and Walter Johnson High School hosted an advocacy night to promote female empowerment and women’s rights.

The event featured a showing of the movie “Hidden Figures” and a presentation by employment lawyer Rani Rolston about sexual harassment in the workplace and equal rights relating to the #MeToo campaign to end sexual violence. Those in attendance also discussed women’s rights in the United States and around the world. This event along with other Girl Up events are open to all CHS students.

“Girl Up is open to students of all grades,” Girl Up PR director and CHS sophomore Reima Mannan said. “Students who are dedicated and want to make a difference and help girls around the world are encouraged to join.”

The club raises awareness and funds for girls in developing countries who do not have access to equal rights; the goal is to help impoverished and abused girls gain access to education, safety, healthcare and jobs in their home countries.

“The club allows you to make a direct impact in a girl’s life,” Girl Up president and senior Allison Wachen said. “Last year, we donated 10 bikes to girls in Guatemala so transportation would not be an educational barrier.”

Overall, the event was a success and students enjoyed having meaningful discussions about current issues.

“In my group, we had an honest conversation about women in society and the workplace,” Girl-Up Co-Vice president and junior Nicole Bratton said. “I thought the night was a success and all of our hard work planning it was worth it.”

In the future, the club plans to make advocacy nights an annual event.

“There will be advocacy nights every year,” Mannan said. “We will watch films related to women empowerment and then discuss women’s rights.”

 

About the Contributors
Sophie Liss, Print Editor in Chief

Class of 2019

Sophie Liss is the Editor-in-Chief for the Churchill Observer alongside Jenna Greenzaid. Sophie is a member of Churchill’s class of 2019 and has enjoyed writing for the paper since her freshman year. When she is not writing for the newspaper, Sophie enjoys spending time outside with her dog and hanging out with friends. She can’t wait to have another fun and productive year with the entire Observer staff!

Julia Lescht, Online Editor in Chief (website)

Class of 2019

Julia Lescht is the Online Editor in Chief of The Observer website. She has been writing for The Observer since her freshman year, and has since then served as Public Relations Manager and Online Opinions Editor. When she is not busy interviewing sources for the Observer, she is in the dance studio as she is a senior choreographer for the Varsity Poms team. She is also an officer for the WCHS Girl Up Club.

Leave a Comment




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

    Local

    MCPS distributes free summer meals

  • Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

    Observations

    TOTM: Stacye Steele-Yue

  • Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

    Observations

    THRIVE Club brings peace to CHS

  • Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

    Observations

    One last time

  • Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

    Letters to the Editor

    A Letter to the Editor

  • Observations

    Teacher of the Month: Christopher Forney

  • Observations

    “SKODAWGS”: student-made bracelets sell out fast

  • Observations

    Teacher of the Month: Jodi Boppana

  • Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

    Observations

    MyMCPS confusion solved by new app

  • Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up

    Observations

    Senior brand ambassador helps Guatemalan village

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.
Girl Up clubs join forces and rise up