Join Girl Scouts to hear from groundbreaking female leaders about the importance of civic engagement and to celebrate women and girls who lead positive change through their involvement in government, public policy, and the democratic process.
The event, G.I.R.L. Agenda 2018: Leading Change Through Civic Action, will be livestreamed May 14 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. ET on Facebook Live from the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia, PA.
G.I.R.L. Agenda 2018 will feature Dr. Jill Biden as a keynote speaker and discussions led by changemakers who have taken action locally, nationally, and globally to make the world a better place.
Did you miss the livestream of the event? That's OK, we've got you covered!
Want to hold a discussion? Check out the discussion guide (PDF).
Welcoming Remarks | Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, National Board President, Girl Scouts of the USA
Introduction of Keynote Speaker | Alaka Deshpande, Girl Scout Ambassador, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay
Keynote Speech | Dr. Jill Biden
Panel 1: Change the World Like a G.I.R.L.—from City Council to Congress
Panel 2: Change-Makers: Mobilizing Communities to Take Action
Closing remarks | Sylvia Acevedo, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA
The G.I.R.L. Agenda Powered by Girl Scouts is a nonpartisan initiative to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls and those who care about them to lead positive change through civic action.
For the first time ever, GSUSA is sharing free, expert-curated civic engagement resources beyond its 2.6 million members. The resources are derived from Girl Scout programming that has driven generations of girls over the past century to become leaders.
Are you ready to encourage your girl to be civically engaged, or to take action yourself? Download these helpful tools to get started:
United States Congress
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester
Senator Cory Booker
Congressman Robert Brady
Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
Congressman Ryan Costello
Congressman Charlie Dent
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick
Senator Robert Menendez
Congressman Donald Norcross
Congressman Lloyd Smucker
Senator Pat Toomey
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
State Public Officials
Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long
Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver
First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy
Senator Dawn Addiego
Representative Steve Barrar
Senator Lisa Boscola
Representative Matt Bradford
Representative Tim Briggs
Representative Ruth Briggs King
Representative Donna Bullock
Representative Thomas Caltagirone
Senator Cathy Cloutier
Representative Margo Davidson
Representative Gene DiGirolamo
Senator Andy Dinniman
Councilman Allan Domb
Representative Maria Donatucci
Representative Melanie George Smith
Councilman Derek S. Green
Councilwoman Helen Gym
Representative Kate Harper
Representative Debra Heffernan
Representative Deborah Hudson
Representative Warren Kampf
Representative Helene Keeley
Representative Kate Klunk
Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt
Assemblywoman Gabriela M. Mosquera
Assemblywoman Carol Murphy
Representative Thomas Murt
Councilwoman Cherelle Parker
Mayor Mike Purzycki
Councilwoman María Quiñones Sánchez
Representative Jack Rader, Jr.
Senator John Rafferty
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
Representative James Santora
Senator Judy Schwank
Representative Brian K. Sims
Representative Todd Stephens
Senator Steve Sweeney
Councilman Al Taubenberger
Senator Bryan Townsend
Representative Katharine Watson