Mark Your Calendar
International Women's Day Week
March 5th - 11th
Because one day just isn't enough. Check out the events below!
- Monday March 5th - Little King's Shuffle Club - 9pm - 21+: Rock Trivia
- Tuesday March 6th - Flicker - 6pm - 21+: Adult T Shirt Altering Workshop
- Wednesday March 7th - Private Event: Girls Rock Athens Volunteer Appreciation Awards
- Thursday March 8th - The World Famous - 8pm: Int'l Women's Day Showcase
- Friday March 9th - The Max Canada - 9pm - 21+: Dance Party feat #girlcrush
- Saturday March 10th - The Caledonia Lounge - 9:30pm - 21+: Outersea, Calico Vision, & Small Beige Girl @ Caledonia
- Sunday March 11th - Hendershot's Coffee - 6pm - ALL AGES: GRAY Board presents: Open Mic
- Monday March 12th - The 40 Watt - 6:30pm : Presented by Avid Bookshop - Author Pénélope Bagieu with Tatiana Veneruso: Brazen with appearances by the bands Venus and Basil!
Grown Assed Rock Camp
May 4th - 6th
Similar to our Girls Rock Camp; women, trans, and non-binary adults will have the opportunity to learn an instrument, songwriting skills, and perform at a local venue in Athens.
This year, we will highlight a community activist each newsletter alongside our usual Volunteer Spotlight. Our first local changemaker is Mokah-Jasmine Johnson, who released her first book, Spirit of an Activist: Stop Sitting on the Sidelines, on Feb. 21. Mokah is passionate about “improving race relations” and “addressing systemic racism and discrimination on all levels because it cripples our society and no one deserves to be mistreated or devalued because of racist beliefs.” Her activism in the Athens community began when she noticed a lack of diversity and inclusivity in the Athens music scene and started the annual Hip-Hop Awards to recognize multicultural music and musicians. Later, news of a racist incident at a downtown bar prompted Mokah to lead an anti-discrimination march and rally with Athens For Everyone, another social justice nonprofit. She then co-founded the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement with her husband, Knowa Johnson, and now serves as its President. AADM began as a means of protesting allegations of discrimination in Athens businesses and has expanded to include advocacy and education on issues that threaten fair treatment of Athens’ community of color. Mokah works to create social change, equality and racial justice in Athens through other channels as well: she is the Vice President of United Group of Artists, the founder of the VIP Girlz Hip-Hop and Leadership Program and the Hip-Hop Director of Girls Rock Athens. Her goal is “to inspire people to take control of their circumstances and step out on faith and get involved in their community.” Click here for the full story on our blog! // Order "Spirit of an Activist: Stop Sitting on the Sidelines" here!
Looking for info on our summer youth camp?
We hope to have dates and registration up by the next newsletter. We are so excited to rock with Athen's youth again this year!
Support Girls Rock Athens with a new shirt that has something to say!
Lots of music reviews take special note of "females" in bands or "all female" bands. While we think being a woman in a band rocks, it'd make some happier to be noted primarily for our musical talents and passions not JUST by our gender. If you feel this way, say so with a t-shirt! Proceeds go to Girls Rock Athens!
Become a sustaining donor
At Girls Rock Athens, we believe that youth deserve a space to develop and use their voice through performance and song writing. After just one week, 80% of campers express confidence in their ability to handle challenges as compared to 57% before camp begins. Your continued support is instrumental to providing a space for youth self-empowerment in the Athens community. If you would like to become a sustaining donor to help fund and uphold these values, check out the link below!
Other Ways to Donate
Registering us as your non-profit organization through your Kroger and Amazon account helps us by doing things you already do! Check out the links below!
Stay In Touch!
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