Lake Washington Girls Middle School Campaign Event: Inspiring Girl Activists: Walls to Bridges

Thank you to all who joined us for our capital campaign event, Inspiring Girl Activists: Walls to Bridges, last night! We were delighted to share our work with middle schools girls with you and to explore how together we will inspire and empower (even more!) girls to be strong in mind, body, and voice. Thank you to our generous hosts Becky and Joe Sherman P'17, for opening their home to our guests.

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We were honored to have several prominent community members – Jenny Zavatsky, humanities teacher, Lake Washington Middle School; Heather Clark, racial literacy consultant, and teacher at University of Washington, Cascadia College, and  Rainier Scholars; Eliaichi Kimaro, filmmaker and activist; and Nisha Nathani, Dean of Students and Inclusion, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, talking to our guests about how our program, grounded in disciplines of social justice and mindfulness, is empowering the next generation of young women to be Strong in Mind, Body, and Voice. Student body president Mia ’18 and alum Celia ’17 shared their personal experiences with mindfulness, empathy, and activism, and Ms. Hearn – L-Dub’s very first champion of social justice – gave a powerful speech about why L-Dub is so important. Thank you also to campaign cabinet member Rachel Ligtenberg P'18 for giving an enthusiastic and inspiring peek into the project to build our new home. It was a great event!

As Becky O'Boyle mentioned, "we are mighty but small" and appreciate your interest in our school, or program, and our sustainability.

See Ms. Hearn's talk here.