Girls Rock Camp Victoria is pleased to be partnering with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to host free screening of “Girls Rock!” This documentary has inspired girls’ rock camps to start up worldwide – including the one right here in Victoria!
This free screening will take place at AGGV (1040 Moss Street) on Thursday, July 3 at 7pm. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of inspiration and take away an understanding as to why a music camp for girls is so important to our community.
The statistics from this 2008 documentary haven’t changed much in the six years since its release. According to the Victoria Foundation’s Youth Vital Signs for 2013:
- Victoria youth have been experiencing a decline in their sense of community: in 2009 it was 75%; in 2013 it dropped to 64%
- 17% of Victoria youth often feel lonely on a weekly basis
- 26% of Victoria youth have felt discomfort because of their religious faith, skin colour, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexual orientation
- Victoria youth are seeking more mentorship and opportunity for expression through arts programs
- Victoria youth want increased awareness and education regarding diversity, racism and sexual identity issues
And according to the Canadian Women’s Foundation:
- Girls start with an advantage in school for reading, writing and forming friendships but these become overshadowed by high rates of sexual assault and a sharp decline in mental health.
- In Grade Six, 36% of girls say they are self-confident, but by Grade Ten this has plummeted to only 14%.
- More than half of all girls wish they were someone else.
- In a BC study, 60% of girls who were underweight said they were too fat.
Girls need to know they don’t have to face their problems on their own; that they can and should ask questions; and that they have a right to take up space and be vibrant – together!
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria | 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Free – donations much appreciated