Young Girls of Color Leaders

An empowerment and leadership program for girls and young women of color that will provide them with opportunities to connect with one another, explore their voices through artistic expression (music, theater, painting, dance, photography, cuisine, and creative writing), and develop the skills needed to mentor and support other girls and young women of color in their communities. They will also learn about entrance to college and opportunities for scholarships.

Who can participate?

12-24 year-old girls of color and young women in our community. Predominantly Latina/Latinx, African American, Native, Indigenous, Afro-Latina girls, and girls from the border

Where?

Evansville, IN: Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science | Owensboro, KY: Owewnsboro Museum of Science and History

Join us July 19th to November 12th, 2021

Schedule

EVANSVILLE, IN

  • Wednesday, July 21

    2:00pm - 5:00pm | Orientation and Exploring the Museum
    Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
    5:30pm | Welcome Dinner
    Local restaurant in downtown Evansville
  • Thursday, July 22

    2:00pm - 5:00pm | Theater and Music Workshop
    Venezuelan American Artist Sasha Mangarre-Rodríguez
  • Friday, July 23

    2:00pm - 4:00pm | Theater and Music Workshop
    Venezuelan American Artist Sasha Mangarre-Rodríguez
    4:30pm - 6:00pm | Leadership and Empowerment Workshop "La Mariposa"
    Social worker Claudia Tascon-Peña
  • Friday, July 30

    1:00pm - 2:00pm | Visit the planetarium to watch the presentation “Big Astronomy”
    Karen Malone, curator of education for the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
    2:30pm - 5:00pm | Songwriting Workshop #2
    Venezuelan American Artist Sasha Mangarre-Rodríguez
  • Tuesday, August 3

    2:00pm - 5:00pm | Theater Workshop
    Venezuelan American Artist Sasha Mangarre-Rodríguez
  • Friday, August 6

    2:00pm - 5:00pm | Theater Workshop
    Venezuelan American Artist Sasha Mangarre-Rodríguez

Featured Artist

Venezuelan American Artist Sasha Mangarre-Rodríguez

Venezuelan American Artist Sasha Mangarre-Rodríguez

Sasha Mangarre-Rodríguez is a singer/songwriter and actress based in Miami, Florida. Sasha holds her B.F.A in Acting from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Acting. At the age of seven she developed her interest in music and went on to begin her vocal training with the Iowa City Girls’ Choir. By age 15, her passion in performing expanded in theatre and dance where she performed in many stage plays and musicals. Most recently, she lived two years in Hidalgo, Mexico where she studied and explored native/indigenous music with the famous “Danza de la Luna” - Moon Dance circle. Her debut single “Take Me” recently released this spring and is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

In partnership with

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Owensboro Museum of Science and History Logo

This Program is supported by the GrantMakers for Girls of Color, a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) in New York