Take Our Daughters to Work Day Is Tomorrow

Posted: April 26, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Women’s Studies Research and Resource Center sponsors George Mason’s second annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day on Thursday at the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses. Registration forms are still being accepted.

Take Our Daughters to Work Day is a national public education campaign and day of action launched eight years ago in response to research that suggested an alarming trend in girls’ adolescent development. The research findings indicated that girls exhibited a significant drop in self-esteem and self-confidence at the onset of adolescence. This day was created to help girls stay strong and remain confident.

Activities at the Prince William Campus take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The schedule consists of 45-minute programs repeated during the day to give more girls the opportunity to participate in the workshops. Activities last year ranged from “Keeping Our Streets Safe,” sponsored by University Police, to “What’s Barbie Got to Do with It?” sponsored by the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

The Fairfax Campus also hosts a series of 45-minute programs at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Women’s Studies Research and Resource Center staff members escort girls from the Parking Deck to the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room, where registration begins at 8 a.m. Debra Bergoffen, director, delivers opening remarks at 9 a.m., followed by a scavenger hunt. The day concludes with a one-hour fun and games session that includes interactive and team-building projects.

For more information on activities at the Fairfax Campus, contact Francine Housier in the Women’s Center at x32897 or fhousier@gmu.edu. For information about Prince William Campus activities, contact Alene Smith at x38373.

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