Free & Whole Together, A fundraiser for the Carolina Youth Action Project
Join us for the official launch of the Carolina Youth Action Project! Featuring Karaoke, Visionary Community Art-Making, DIY Stations, Food & Drink, and a Silent Auction from local artisans. Performances by Southern Femisphere, Contour, Infinitikiss, Benjamin Starr, and Melon In. Admission is $20, free for monthly donoars and youth 17 and under.
Saturday, May 20th – 6pm to 10pm
Redux Studios at 1056 King Street
Our teen leaders have been organizing on open mic to raise awareness about school push out, youth incarceration, and other issues that affect young people in our community. People of all ages are invited to come share their stories and experiences through music, poetry, spoken word, or comedy.
Saturday, June 3
Eclectic Vinyl and Cafe | 132 Spring Street
7pm to 9pm | Free & All Ages!
Students & community members share stories of alleged racial profiling by N. Chas. Police Dept. Girls Rock Charleston organizers and teens showed up to this event to resist police brutality in our community and talk solutions with our friends and neighbors. Our fierce & fearless Teen Leader Karla shared her story of abuse at the hands of SROs at R.B. Stall High School in front of more than 100 people. We condemn reporter Matt Alba for suggesting, during his interview with Karla, that she “asked for” the multiple bruises and scratches that she received during her arrest. There’s no excuse for the institutional violence against and criminalization of Black and brown youth.
North Charleston residents talk aggressive policing, racial profiling at town hall meeting. Girls Rock Charleston organizers and teens showed up to this event to resist police brutality in our community and talk solutions with our friends and neighbors.
School district questions punitive practices for students. Check out the amazing work that the Charleston Area Justice Ministry is doing to eliminate school-based arrests and implement restorative justice in Charleston County schools! We are excited to be working alongside them to make our schools safer and more welcoming for all students.
Many thanks to the Fund for Southern Communities for supporting GRASP this year!
Girls Rock Charleston is so grateful to be part of Alternate ROOTS 2015 Partners in Action cohort! Alternate Roots awarded us a $14,000 grant this fall to support our after school program. Read more here!
Charleston Art Mag wrote an article on us during Camp 2015!
Wowza! Check out this amazing article written by our very own crew of Summer Camp 2014 Junior Counselors!
Baxter Sez Blog featuring Girls Rock Camp 2011
Check out this article from Colorlines: Amplifying Women in the Recording Industry
See below, a feature on Girls Rock Charleston co-founder Kim Larson!