International Day of the Girl
On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
Girls face discrimination and violence every day across the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
Sunday, October 11th, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
In this expanded Make-HER workshop, you will receive a Make-HER Passport which will take you around the world in celebration of United Nations’ International Day of the Girl. Led by a team of four #LadyMakers, mothers and daughters will explore global cultures through wearable art, circuitry, and design projects.
- Inspired by festival lanterns found in Asia, you will build a glowing, paper sound lantern that responds by your touch! You’ll record your wish into the computer and create a simple switch with the MaKey MaKey to play your wish and light it up.
- Bright gems and geometric outlines mark the fibulae of the Northern Africa Berber people – but your fibula will also feature an LED centerpiece that flashes on and off in response to motion. You’ll learn about the Berber culture while creating a flickering light circuit out of pipe cleaners, conductive thread, and metal beads.
- From ballet to folk dances of the many regions, the spinning and pirouettes of Russian dance have been traditions for centuries. With a Rogue Making simple circuit, you’ll make your own Russian Doll Dancer. See how your Russian dancer can be choreographed by your engineering skills!
- Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos celebration has a rich history dating back nearly 4,000 years. Inspired by traditional sugar skulls, you’ll use dimensional paints to decorate your own Dia de los Muertos mask. Add paper circuitry, LEDs and electricity to bring your mask to life!
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14th, you may register online at https://makeher-october11.eventbrite.com.
Make-HER workshops are open to girls aged 8 – 12 and their mothers (or other adult female mentors). Our talented #LadyMaker educators have designed content specifically for this age group. Therefore the workshops are not appropriate for those under age eight, including younger siblings. You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance, but those who do not show without cancellation will be prevented from registering for subsequent Make-HER workshops. Each workshop requires a separate registration. Each registration reserves spots for both you and your daughter.