Events Calendar

Current Events

  • 2015 University of Gender Women Studies Summit - University of Wisconsin Madison

Middle School girls will participate in an art-based workshops co facilitated by Kelly Parks Snider and UW student facilitators. Participants heighten their awareness and become proficient at naming pervasive marketing themes the harmful effects of contemporary media messages come sharply into focus. Engaging art experiences offers participants the opportunity for integrated learning, critical reflection, and creative expression.

  • 2015 Streets of Hope. 4W Initiative - University of Wisconsin

Social Transformation to End the Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex. A 4W Research and Practice Forum.

  • 2015 Salvation Army Darbo Community Center / Madison, Wisconsin

Outreach partner’s Project Girl, Mentoring Positives are collaborating on a campaign to develop a new vision for girls and become a broad-based catalyst for changing the way young girls interpret and respond to each other, their communities, popular culture and media advertising and entertainment.

  • 2015 Artist in residency Sauk Prairie School District / Sauk Prairie, WI.

A two-month author and artist residency. Ages K - 5

  • 2015 Artist in residency Kennedy Elementary School / Janesville, WI.

A two-week artist in residency. Ages K-5

  • 2015 Gallery 2000/ Middleton, WI
  • 2015 artist in residency Middleton High School, Madison, WI
  • 2015 Racial Justice Summit/ Madison. WI
  • 2014 Fighting Bob Festival/ Baraboo, WI
  • 2014 Wisconsin Women’s Network
  • Salvation Army Darbo Community Center
    3030 Darbo Drive
    Madison, Wisconsin
    September 5, 2013 - May 2, 2014
    Monday’s 3:30-6:00pm

    Peer to Peer workshops are designed to equip High School girls with the necessary tools to successfully assist in conducting independent Project Girl workshops using Project Girl’s unique arts-based media literacy curriculum. Workshops guide future peer-to-peer trainers through the process of exploring the following topics with adolescent girls: 1) basic media literacy concepts; 2) stereotypes and labeling; 3) body image and the beauty myth; 4) consumerism; 5) real girl power.

    Project Girl workshops guide young girls through the process of exploring the following topics: 1) basic media literacy concepts 2) stereotypes and labeling 3) body image and the beauty myth 4) consumerism 5) real power 6) girl fighting/bullying and violence 7)oversexualization/objectification of women 8) smoking and alcohol 9) community leadership and activism. Participants take part in a reflective and expressive art experience. The culmination of art creations will be celebrated in a public art exhibition opening late August 2013.
  • The 37th Wisconsin Women’s Studies and 8th LGBTQ Studies Conference

    Knowledge in the Making in Women’s, Gender, and LGBTQ Studies will bring together academics, teachers, students, community members, artists, activists, and others, to consider how knowledge is formed and experienced at the intersections of class, gender, sexuality, race, ability, and other axes of identity, and how this informs our current and future work. This year there is a track with focuses on student strategy and coalition-building sessions designed to address critical issues facing LGBTQ and ally communities on home campuses.

    When: Oct 18-20, 2013
    Where: Pyle Center and the Red Gym, Madison, WI
    Keynote speaker: Mara Keisling, founder of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and more than 100 faculty and presenters
    Faculty: More than 100 teachers & presenters
    Cost: Full conference early bird $110, regular $130.

    REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 608-262-2451
    For more information email Helen Klebesadel or call 608-262-3056

  • Rural Women Voice and Spirit

    Friday, Oct. 11 - Tuesday, Oct. 29 
    Artistic display of the positive power of rural women and the effect they have on everyone
    Artist: Kelly Parks Snider and Jane Bartell
    Reception: Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Using Visual Art to Teach Media Literacy

    Presenter: Kelly Parks Snider Co-Founder projectgirl.org and author Zilly: A Modern Day Fable
    For: Administrators, School Counselors, Arts Specialists, & Grades K-8 Teachers  
    Location: UW-Whitewater, Young Auditorium's Fern Young Terrace
    When: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014; Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
    Contact: Shannon Dozoryst dozoryss@uww.edu
  • Summer Project Girl workshop
    July 1-Aug 14, 2013
    Salvation Army Darbo Community Center
    3030 Darbo Drive
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Peer to Peer workshops are designed to equip High School girls with the necessary tools to successfully assist in conducting independent Project Girl workshops using Project Girl’s unique arts-based media literacy curriculum. Workshops guide future peer-to-peer trainers through the process of exploring the following topics with adolescent girls: 1) basic media literacy concepts; 2) stereotypes and labeling; 3) body image and the beauty myth; 4) consumerism; 5) real girl power.
  • Project Girl workshops guide young girls through the process of exploring the following topics: 1) basic media literacy concepts 2) stereotypes and labeling 3) body image and the beauty myth 4) consumerism 5) real power 6) girl fighting/bullying and violence 7)oversexualization/objectification of women 8) smoking and alcohol 9) community leadership and activism. Participants take part in a reflective and expressive art experience. The culmination of art creations will be celebrated in a public art exhibition opening late August 2013.
  • Hardy Girls Healthy Women is proud to announce our new partnership with Project Girl!

    Project Girl is a non profit girl led organization that combines art, media literacy and girl led activism into a movement aimed at encouraging girls to be more critical consumers of mass media and advertising. Like Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Project Girl's programs are inspired and informed by girls and are underpinned by girls' activism, thus developing girls' voices, agency, and connection with one another.

    As part of this partnership, Hardy Girls' Training Institute now offers Project Girl's curriculum guides, presentations, and instructional materials in the HGHW Store.

    We'll be partnering on webinars and other online learning opportunities too, like this upcoming webinar:

    Teaching Media Literacy Through Art: Project Girl
    With Kelly Parks Snider
    Thursday, January 24, 2013
    4-5:30 pm Eastern Time
    $29.95
    Learn more or register today!

    Other Project Girl Resources available through Hardy Girls:
    • Project Girl Curriculum Guides
    • The Project Girl Workbook: A guide to un-mediafying your life
    • Project Girl Video Reflections DVD
    • Project Girl PowerPoint presentation and script
    • Zilly (Children's book about being truly original)
  • Wisconsin Book Festival - Project Girl Workshop, Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 1:30-4 PM SEQUOYA LIBRARY, 4340 Tokay Blvd Madison, WI 608-266-6385
  • Wisconsin Book Festival - A Zilly Workshop! Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2-3:30 PM Goodman South Madison Branch Library, 2222 S. Park Street, Madison, WI
  • Hardy Girls Healthy Women and Project Girl - The Training Institute Webinar Series: Project Girl: Teaching Media Literacy through Art with Kelly Parks Snider and Jane Bartell
    Webinar 1: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4-5 pm Eastern Time
    Webinar 2: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 4-5 pm Eastern Time
    Webinar 3: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 4-5 pm Eastern Time
    $125 Register Today! Registration is limited to just 25 participants, so don't delay!
  • GIRLS ACT! Saturday September 8th, 2012, 1-3 PM at Sequoya Branch, Madison Public Library 4340 Tokay Blvd.
    Saturday September 22nd, 1-3 PM at Goodman South Branch, Madison Public Library 2222 South Park St.
    Thursday September 13th, 2:45 PM-4:45 PM Jefferson Middle School
    Thursday September 20th, 2:45 PM-4:45 PM Spring Harbor Middle School
    Contact Emily Keown: elkeown@hotmail.com
  • The Salvation Army of Dane County Series, Beginning October, 9, 2012, 5:30-7:30 PM, 3030 Darbo Drive Madison, WI, Phone: 608.250.2218
    For info: kpsnider@charter.net
  • Catholic Multi Cultural Center Celebration, Zilly: A Modern Day Fable reading and art, September, 2,9 2012, 2-4 PM
    Contact: Antonio Quintanilla faroquin@gmail.co
  • 4th Annual Youth Leadership Summit, September 27, 2012, Black River Neighborhood Center, 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI,
    Contact: Lacey Ketelhut 608-786-4540
  • Project Girl and Inner Fire Yoga unite! Sunday, September 16, 12:30-2:30 PM, Girls, Grades 4-7 (ages 9-13) $15, Innerfire Yoga, 5003 University Ave., Madison, WI, Phone:608-661-0167
    For info: kpsnider@charter.net
  • August 24, 2012, Olbrich Garden, Madison WI, 9:30- 11 AM
    Register at www.olbrich.org
  • Girls Rock CAMP Madison, SESSION II: July 16-20; Showcase on July 22, Waldorf School - 6510 Schroeder Road
    info@grcmadison.org
  • CAMp Zilly, July 11-13, 2012, Absolutely Art, Madison, WI, 9:00- 12:00
    Register at www.absolutelyartllc.com
  • May 12, 2012, Monroe Street Fine Art, Madison, WI, 4:00- 5:30
    Register at kpsnider@charter.net
  • May 9, 2012, Monona Public Library, May 9, 6:00 to 7:30PM, Register Here
  • Ladies Rock CAMp Madison, April 27, 2012, Waldorf School - 6510 Schroeder Road, info@grcmadison.org
  • April 21, 2012, Monroe Street Fine Art, Madison, WI, 4:00- 5:30
    Register at kpsnider@charter.net
  • April 20, 2012, Blooms Spring Festival, Bloom Bake Shop, 1834 Parmenter St, Middleton, WI
    Book reading, art activities, small-batch local, organic, and fair-trade bakery great local music and good cheer
  • April 17, 2012, Appleton North High School auditorium, Appleton, WI
    Peer Helpers girls and Link Crew girls. 7PM– 9pm
  • April 17, 2012, The Building for Kids Children's Museum, 100 west college Ave, Appleton, WI, 5:15-6:30
    www.buildingforkids.org
  • April 17, 2012, The Fox Cities Book Festival
  • April 4, 2012, The Madison Children's Museum, 100 North HAMilton Street Madison, WI, 5:00-8:00 PMFree! Book reading, art, live music!
  • April 2, 2012, Indie Café, 1225 Regent Street Madison, WI, 11AM Book reading
  • Match 23, 2012, Blue Valley Schools, Kansas City, KS
  • March 22, 2012, Blue Valley Schools, Kansas City, KS

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