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July 2020 PowerSource Newsletter

Updated: Jul 2, 2021

In this issue:

  • President's Message

  • Good News Stories

  • Funder Spotlight

  • Student Spotlight

  • Mentoring Corner

  • Summer Camp

President's Message

Committed to Fighting for Racial Equality

Young girls are constantly confronted with messages and images that suggest that their lives and the lives of people of color do not matter.  The images and messages are getting progressively worst as we witness an alarming increase in racism, brutality, and misogyny.  The brutal murder of Mr. George Floyd over two-weeks ago, is another painful reminder of the brutality and racism prevalent in our country perpetrated against black men and people of color by the system of law enforcement.

Mr. Floyd’s murder as sad as it was, has served as the catalyst to propel this country’s people, government, and law-enforcement systems to take long-overdue action against the racism that has existed in our country for over four hundred years.  Men and women of all colors and from every walk of like have locked arms and hearts in solidarity to ensure that what happened to Mr. Floyd will never happen again. 

Part of the challenges we face at Girl Power is committed to helping at-promise girls overcome the lingering and psychological effects of misogyny, racism, and brutality and to working collectively to help eradicate racism, sexism, classism and all the ism that murder, kill and destroy the lives, dreams, and hope of black and brown men, women and children.  Through it all Girl Power remains committed to our mission and standing in solidarity with people all over our nation through civil disobedience and peaceful protest demanding policy reforms, equal justice, and equality for all. 

We are reminded of these words written in a speech by Dr. King over fifty years ago but still hold true today, “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice” and “No lie can live forever because truth crushed to earth will rise again".

As we stand up against all forms of racism and brutality, let us not forget that COVID-19 is still very much a threat to our health and our lives and it’s not going away anytime soon.

We are grateful to you for your support and friendship during these troubling times.

Stay Safe,

Thema Campbell President/CEO

Good News Stories

Girl Power Hour

This past April, Girl Power launched live workshops via Instagram Live. Girl Power Hour is a series of girl-focused workshops of different topics tailored for elementary, middle, and high school girls. The participants have an opportunity to participate in the workshop with at-home supplies, interact with the host, and ask questions. Our very own Ms. Rashada and Ms. Yvonda along with multiple facilitators developed and hosted a series of workshops on different topics. Join us every Wednesday at 2:30 PM on our Instagram page at GirlPowerMiami. We look forward to seeing you!

Virtual Day Party

Girl Power took our Annual Day party Virtual!

 A pandemic could not stop us from partying with a purpose. With the sounds of DJ FlyGuy, Girl Power held a virtual Day Party for 2 hours on Saturday, May 23rd. The Girl Power Virtual Day Party attracted people from even outside of South Florida to party with us and we raised about 70% of what we would have raised for our Normal Day party. We grooved to some classic R&B and hip-hop with DJ Flyguy from the comforts of our homes, all while raising funds and awareness for Girl Power. The Day party was inspired by the many DJ sets that DJs around the country have been doing during this pandemic on Instagram Live. Our favorite DJ FlyGuy who has done our day parties the past 4 years has done many IG live DJ sets from the comfort of his home. The virtual day party was interactive with people posting comments, and later pics of themselves partying with the hashtag #GirlPowerDayparty2020