Women and Gender Studies Program

Girls Rock Weekend at USM: "Building the Global Revolution" presentation by Shelby Knox, April 6

Shelby Knox

Saturday April 6
Girls Rock Weekend at USM
"Building the Global Revolution" presentation by Shelby Knox
Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, Portland campus

You couldn't have missed it: girls all around the world are standing up and making themselves heard...and making real change. What's inspiring the Malala's of the world? How are they making themselves heard over all the adults? And who are the adults that are listening to and helping them? Join for a look at what's driving, supporting, and amplifying girls activism worldwide and a conversation about how you can help strengthen the global girl revolution. Reserve your seat today! This talk will be given by Shelby Knox Talk at 4:00 pm.

Location: University of Southern Maine - Lee Auditorium in the Wishcamper Center

Who is Shelby Knox: Shelby Knox is nationally known as the subject of the Sundance award-winning film, The Education of Shelby Knox, a 2005 documentary chronicling her teenage activism for comprehensive sex education and gay rights in her Southern Baptist community. She has appeared on Today, the Daily Show, Hardball, and sat down with both Dr. Phil and Al Franken to discuss sex education and youth activism. Shelby travels across the country as an itinerant feminist organizer, doing trainings, workshops and civil disobedience in the name of reproductive justice and sexual health. She consults for the Girls Leadership Institute, Plan B and Trojan, among others. Shelby lives in New York City, where she is working on a book about the fourth wave of feminist activism and plotting the revolution via Twitter, @ShelbyKnox.