This year marks our 5th anniversary! This week, we hosted The Representation Project’s 5th Anniversary Benefit Celebration. What a magical night of partnership, community, and coming together. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to celebrate The Representation Project’s achievements to date, and pay tribute to Regina K. Scully. I was also thrilled we could introduce some of our young activists to the community and raise critical funds to support the ongoing work of the organization.
At the event, we raised critical funding that will help educate and empower young people as the next generation of change agents. Specifically, this funding will support: the creation of toolkits and resources for educators and parents; the development of workshops and training for teachers and coaches; the placement of our Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In educational curricula into schools – particularly those that don’t have the resources to pay for it themselves; and, it will help us prepare for next year’s Global Youth Leadership Summit to bring youth leaders together and activate the next generation of change makers.
So here’s what I’m asking of you – can you help close the gap? We need to raise another $10,400 to reach our fundraising goal. Every dollar counts. Can you donate $2 today and help us reach our goal?
Thank you again for your support! Together, we can ensure that everyone, regardless of their gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, or circumstance can fulfill their human potential.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Representation Around the Web
“It’s expected that candidates will take jabs at each other during presidential debates. But Donald Trump may have taken it too far during Wednesday’s debate. At one point Trump called Clinton a ‘nasty woman,’ leading the self-proclaimed ‘Nasty Women’ of Twitter to respond to Trump in the best possible way. Trump’s statement came on the heels of him saying, ‘No one respects women more than me,’ in response to allegations of sexual assault against him. It seems strange that a man who respects women so much would call a woman ‘nasty.’ On top of that, Trump interrupted Clinton during her speaking time with his declaration of her ‘nastiness.’ Trump’s interruption did not seem to signal respect for the woman he was debating.” – Bustle
- The Daily Beast: Jorge Ramos: Trump Lost Latinos for Good With ‘Bad Hombres’ Line
- The Huffington Post: On Behalf Of The Amherst Men’s Soccer Team
- The New York Times:What Our Sons Are Learning From Donald Trump
- The New York Times: Thousands of Men to Be Pardoned for Gay Sex, Once a Crime in Britain
- The Root: Marvel’s New Riri Williams Cover Upsets Fans Because of Sexualization and Skin Lightening
- Upworthy: A Dad Explained Trump’s Words to His Sons and Made a Powerful Point about Masculinity.
It’s critical we talk about what men and boys are learning from this election.
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