Join Dr. Dana Edell as she presents TrueChild‘s work related to identifying and understanding gender norms, how they impact Jewish girls today and what we can do about it. Includes an overview of gender norms and their impact and includes a deep dive into the JET (Jewish girls Empowered Together) curriculum filled with activities and discussion guides for Jewish educators who work with adolescent girls.
TrueChild’s JET: Jewish Girls Empowered Together curriculum teach middle school girls to think critically about rigid gender norms, particularly in having more constructive ideas around female leadership, strength, and self-efficacy is supported by a grant from the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta and a partnership with Jewish Family & Career Services.
This day of coworking involves more than just the workshop with Dana Edell! Stick around for longer and get to know other Jewish professionals in the Atlanta community.
9:00 AM | Coffee and Networking 10:00 AM | Dana Edell 12:00 – 3:00 PM | Open Coworking
Note: Due to Chabad Intown’s kashrut and catering policy, participants may not bring in outside food.
About the Speaker
Dana Edell, MFA, PhD, is an activist-scholar-artist-educator and co-director of SPARK Movement, an intergenerational, anti-racist, global girls’ activist organization where she trains and supports girls to take action in their communities, and consults with organizations throughout the United States and abroad about gender justice, youth engagement, feminist Jewish education and arts education. She has produced and directed more than 70 original plays and 7 albums of new music written and performed by girls about social justice issues. She has published 3 feminist/activist curricula and 8 arts-based resource guidebooks and has also taught theatre in public elementary, middle and high schools throughout New York City. Through her writing, presentations and media appearances, she advocates for feminist anti-racist girls’ activism, and the need for performing arts experiences for girls. Dana was co-chair of the Girls’ Participation Task Force at the United Nations, co-founder of viBe Theater Experience and she currently teaches Theatre & Activism and Applied Theatre at New York University and CUNY. Dana has a BA in Classics/Ancient Greek from Brown, an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia and a PhD in Education from NYU.
JumpSpark, as an Innovation Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, is exploring Professional Co-working Days as an investment in relationship building within the professional community and teen ecosystem. With a full day of skill building, professional development programming and opportunities to connect, you’re invited to drop in for as little or as long as you’re able. We invite you to network, participate, or find a quiet corner and work as needed.