Girls Rock Camp Alliance
 
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Mission

The Girls Rock Camp Alliance is an international membership network of youth-centered arts and social justice organizations. We provide resources and space for community building to our membership in order to build a strong movement for collective liberation.

 

Points of Unity

We believe that youth are inherently powerful. We work to support youth leadership in our programs and communities.

Our work is a direct attempt to amplify voices that have otherwise been told to be silent. Music, art, and creative expression are our tools in building a loud, celebratory, and formidable movement. We do not use these tools by accident; we use them because music and creative expression are accessible, community-based, collaborative, and political.

Our work is political. We work to dismantle intersecting systems of oppression and acknowledge that they do not affect us all equally. Our work must be led and built by those most impacted by systemic oppression and colonization.

Gender is fluid, expansive, and cannot be contained within a binary. Trans and gender non-conforming people have always been and always will be an integral part of our movement. Our work must center those who experience marginalization because of their gender identity and expression.

In order for our movement to be effective it must be physically, financially, and linguistically accessible. We strive to make sure all those who wish to do this work have what they need to thrive.

Though we are often told otherwise, we believe there is room for all of us to be leaders. We do not fear scarcity and we believe in abundance. Our work benefits from sharing power and leadership within our movement.

Our work must be adaptable and willing to shift. We are committed to continually remaking ourselves, and boldly engaging the discomfort of change and transition. We are constantly learning how to challenge systemic oppression and how to love each other better.

We are not alone and our work transcends borders. Our collective power is grounded in our membership and the communities our members come from and work with. We can hear each other across oceans and the landscapes we call home, and we work in solidarity with each other and other liberation movements.

Authentic relationship building is the work. We are better equipped to support and fight for our youth when we care for and value one another.

We must hold ourselves and each other accountable. There is power in transformation, forgiveness, and healing. We believe that we can teach each other and learn together.

We believe that joy is a revolutionary force.

 

Leadership

 

Board of Directors

Jen Stevens, Charleston, South Carolina, USA (Co-chair/President)
Laura Chow Reeve, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (Co-chair/Secretary)
Page Chilton, Columbia, South Carolina, USA (Treasurer)
Emily Robinson, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Samantha Bellach, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Savhanna Wilson, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ace Canessa, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Casey Vendel, Stockholm, Sweden
Saman Kamgar-Parsi, Washington, DC, USA
Mayra Cortez, Los Angeles, California, USA
Prosper Hedges, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Celina Williams, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Audrey Silvestre, Los Angeles, California, USA
Anna Cheç, Bielsko-Biała, Poland

Learn more about the board here
 

staff

Mel Hsu, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Conference Logistics Coordinator)
 

nominations committee

Learn more about Nom Comm here