Girls Rock! Movie Screening at Clark Park!:
Permanent Wave Philly is hosting a FREE film screening of Girls Rock!, the movie about the original rock camp for girls, at Clark Park (45th & Chester Ave.) Fun movie and a great chance to learn about the philosophy behind the girls rock camps that have been springing up all around the world. Girls Rock Philly Staff & Volunteers will also be at the event to talk about upcoming programming & ways to get involved. There will also be Permanent Wave folks with more information about their organization! There will be some free popcorn on hand, but please BYO other treats and blankets to sit on.
About the film:
At Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp, girls ranging in age from eight to 18 are taught that it’s OK to sweat like a pig, scream like a banshee, wail on their instruments with complete and utter abandon, and that “it is 100% okay to be exactly who you are.” The girls have a week to select a band, an instrument they may have never played before, and write a song. In between, they are taught by indie rock chicks such as Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney various lessons of empowerment from self-defense to anger management. At the end of the week, all the bands perform a concert for over 700 people. What happens to the girls as they are given a temporary reprieve from being sexualized, analyzed and pressured to conform is truly moving and revolutionary. (Hot Docs)
Alice Paul Institute Concert:
The Alice Paul Institute is celebrating Women’s Equality Day with music and more on the lawn of Paulsdale! Join Girls Rock Philly on Sunday, August 26 for a musical treat featuring GRP’s Attia Taylor, a former camper and current vocals instructor & band coach! Cool beverages and summertime snacks will be served. Purchase your tickets now to take advantage of the discounted price of $10/adult; $5/child or pay at the door for $15/adults ($10/child). Tickets can also be purchased by calling 856-231-1885 or emailing email@example.com.
For more information visit http://www.alicepaul.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org