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Does your daughter want to advocate like a boss? Girls Empowerment Network has free advocacy program

Nicole Villalpando

Girls Empowerment Network has a cool program for girls who are in middle school, high school of college. Girls Advocacy Day teaches girls how to “advocate like a boss” on topics such as dating violence and sexual assault, sexual harassment on school campuses, bullying, discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender, and mental health. Attendees will meet with women who do this work. Lunch is provided

The program is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity St.

It’s free, but you have to register at b  Questions? Contact, call 512-808-4044, or visit w

Here’s what the topics for the day look like from the registration form:

  • The Power of Advocacy: What is advocacy and what can it look like? How can we use our voices and collective power to contribute to positive change in our circles (friends and peers), schools, neighborhoods, and communities?
  • Advocating Like a Boss: Learn best practices in communication and public speaking to grow your confidence and impact as an advocate.
  • Small Groups: Identify community needs you’re passionate about and create group consensus on how to address and solve these needs.
  • Power Chats: Meet women who work in politics, public policy, and community organizing! This is your chance to connect with relatable role models and learn about advocacy from women who do the work!
  • Stress Management and Self-Care: Avoiding advocate burnout.