91 Schools in conjunction with a grant from the Stroud Fund of the
Parish of St. Mary and St. Jude are pleased to announce the next two
Parent Forums of a monthly series. All forums are held at the Mt.
Desert Elementary School. Come join us for free pizza and
refreshments from 5:30- 6, followed by the presentation that will run
from 6-7:30. Childcare will be provided!
November 1, 2011
The 2007 APA Taskforce on the
Sexualization of Girls documents how the relentless barrage of
sexualized media messages compromises girls’ healthy social,
emotional, and physical development. Hardy Girls Healthy Women
explores the images that overwhelm girls each day and exposes the
stereotypes and limited choices present. She will share strategies
for educators, counselors, and parents to help girls navigate and
resist these powerful and omnipresent messages. Reality TV, PG
movies, magazines, and chic lit series are obsessed with
girlfighting. What does this say about the way our culture views
In this workshop, Hardy Girls explores
media representations of girls’ relationships, distinguishes myth
from reality, considers the impact of these portrayals on girls, and
discusses the importance of media literacy and strength-based
approaches to working with girls.
December 6, 2011
Jock. Slacker. Superhero. Player. In
this workshop, Hardy Girls explores the narrow version of boyhood
that is sold to boys, and what adults can do about it. Boys are fed a
steady diet of media stereotypes about what it means to be a man,
including messages about violence, risk-taking, sexual promiscuity,
and slacking off. This multimedia presentation offers an overview of
this cultural landscape that boys confront everyday, and provides
tools that can be used to help boys resist these troubling messages
and negative images.