A State of the Union for Girls

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October 20, 2021                                                                                                                                                         Media Contact: press@now.org 

A State of the Union for Girls 

Collaborative conversations about the most critical issues affecting young women

October 21, 2021  

Washington, D.C. – The National Organization for Women (NOW) is honored to announce a partnership with EveryGirl World to facilitate the first-ever Girls State of the Union. This digital open forum will center the voices of young women leaders across the country as they highlight current systemic challenges that are most important to them: including climate justice, racial inequality, violence against women, economic reform, and physical health.

In our post-pandemic culture, young girls’ anxiety, depression, and suicide rates are on the rise. There is a national call to address the mental health crisis exacerbated by the state of accelerated changes in our national culture. This forum is unique because not only does it provide a space for the voices of young leaders, but through collaborative conversations and voting, they will identify the most pressing issues facing young girls. Which will result in the creation of an agenda that they collectively wish to address.

NOW invites policymakers, educators, adult leaders, and its passionate membership to attend as active listeners. This event is the first in the Girls State of the Union series, and future segments will feature additional national women and girls’ organizations.

What: Girls State of the Union

When: Thursday, October 21 

Where: Virtual event – register here 

Who:  U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district ​​Rashida Tlaib will give opening remarks, followed by National NOW President Christian F. Nunes and Founder of EveryGirl World Mara McCann engaging in a discussion with special guests – 

    • Reem Kirja, student activist
    • Zoe Weber, head of EveryGirl Advisory Board
    • Kara Norman, student activist with a focus on the environment
    • Glenna Rose Barnes, actress and activist
    • Alyson Roush, leader at Campus Action Network 
    • Sia Bansal, leader at Campus Action Network 

Media: If you are interested in attending or connecting to any of our speakers/panelists, please contact press@now.org.    

Contact: Press Team, press@now.org,