dNaga works in partnership with EastSide Cultural Center to offer GIRL Project, which serves middle school girls of color, ages 11-14, living in East Oakland. The GIRL Project is a completely free, biannual dance workshop and fall ongoing classes that seeks to empower young girls and offer them the opportunity to work alongside a variety of passionate and devoted women of color, who are acclaimed artists and activists in their fields. The GIRL Project offers dance and empowerment activities that center on allowing them to not only have fun, play and be young people but also to introduce self defense, bike safety, urban gardening and urban planning. Through these valuable classes and interactions, they hope to inspire a new generation of empowered girls, who are passionate about reinvesting in the East Oakland community. They also provide healthy food choices through free snacks and lunches. All programs are offered specifically when Oakland Unified School District is closed in order to provide food and activities for these girls while parents are at work.
Learn more about GIRL Project on Sunday, April 8th 12-4pm at the Oaklandish Dimond store (3419 Fruitvale Ave.) + 10% of the day’s proceeds will go to The GIRL Project by dNaga!