Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New Moon's Celebration of Girls' Voices! Photos from the Open House

We were honored that these three talented journalists shared their stories with us at our celebration of girls' voices in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, March 21st at Busboys and Poets. The three women -- Dana Priest, Melinda Henneberger, and Elsa Walsh -- spoke to New Moon readers about their lives in journalism and how their work relates to politics. I hope the girls in attendance were as inspired by their words as I was!

In this photo, Erin Vilardi of the White House Project (on the right) speaks with Saskia, a Girls Editorial Board member (in blue hoodie). Erin energized our group and encouraged all the girls in attendance to Vote, Run, and Lead!

Linda Tyler, on the left in the photo, and Lydia Mosher, on the right, are two tireless leaders who teach girls in the Washington, D.C., area. With them in this photo are several of the New Moon readers who joined our Minnesota group on Capitol Hill and at our celebration at Busboys and Poets. Thank you, Linda and Lydia! Thanks, girls!

Our friend Dawn and her daughters Eboni (on the left) and Ellice (on the right) helped the girls at our event make congratulatory cards for Speaker Pelosi for being the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives! Dawn, Eboni, and Ellice brought cards and all sorts of cool supplies that the girls used to personalize their cards. We can't wait to deliver all the cards to Speaker Pelosi!

Below and to the right are photos of the girls working on the cards at the craft table. The activity was a hit! Thanks again, Dawn, Eboni, and Ellice.

After enjoying pizza, brownies and cookies, speakers, crafts, and just hanging out with other girls who care about politics, these four girls are ready to call it a day!

We were very excited to see Jessica (in front) and Bob again! These two went dogsledding with us in Ely, Minnesota, earlier this year. Here they are with Jessica's mom, Sara, at our event. Thanks for coming, folks!

We actually had not one, but TWO girls who went mushing with us in attendance! Here's Vera and her younger brother.

We'd also like to thank these three girls, who helped us videotape the event. Sasha, age 11, Kehinde, age 10, and Erita, age 11, handled our camcorder like professionals! They interviewed girls and adults at the event to find out what political issues they were MOST concerned about. As soon as possible, we'll post clips from their video here, so stay tuned!

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