The Girls Rock Charleston Camp Showcase
Youth that attend our annual summer camp write original songs and practice in bands everyday for a week to prepare for the big Saturday showcase! Support the youth bands as they perform for parents, friends, and the greater Charleston community at their grand finale showcase!
Saturday, July 30th
The Charleston Music Hall (37 John Street)
Doors at 2pm, Show at 3pm
Alternative to Incarceration Collaborative
Join speakers from the Charleston County School District, the Richland County Public Defenders Office, and Girls Rock Charleston in conversation with the executive director and youth leaders from Community Connections for Youth, a New York-based nonprofit organization that develops community-driven alternative to incarceration!
Friday, July 22
Charleston County Public Library
2 – 4:30pm
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!