Girls Rock Fox Cities is part of the educational community outreach programming of Chaminade Women’s Chorus.
Currently a member of the international Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA), the Girls Rock Fox Cities summer program (GRFC) will provide an opportunity for girls and girl-identifying youth ages 12-18 to take part in an opportunity to be represented in rock music, learn from womxn in the industry, and showcase their talents at the end of the program.
Want to volunteer your time to help GRFC for 2019?
Please read below for important information to know before becoming a part of the GRFC program. To volunteer your time to the program, please go here: Volunteer Form
To contact Girls Rock Fox Cities, please email us at GirlsRockFC@gmail.com!
More info, including applications, for GRFC 2019 will be coming soon!
Girls Rock Fox Cities Mission Statement:
Our mission is to use music as a vehicle for opportunity and empowerment for womxn and girls in our community. We aim to create an inclusive and collaborative environment focused on building and encouraging self-esteem, independent thought and leadership.
Along with our own mission statement, we fully support the mission, vision, and core values of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.
Inclusivity, Intersectionality**, & GRFC:
As part of our programming, we continue our fundraising efforts to ensure that anyone who is interested in the program is able to participate without a fee.
Throughout the entire structure of the program, we look to follow the same inclusion practices as Girls Rock Camp Alliance, one of which is to provide opportunity for women/trans women, girls/girl-identifying, and gender-nonconforming individuals to participate. Therefore, we expect all who participate and volunteer with GRFC to support our mission. We may use the terms “womxn”, “trans women”, “women-identifying”, “girls/girl-identifying” and “gender non-conforming” within the appropriate contexts of the program. At times, we will shorten to simply “girls” and “womxn” as needed with the understanding that we include all non-conforming, trans*, and genderqueer individuals.
**Intersectionality: When we say intersectional, we mean a framework that understands that oppressions are not singular, but complex and layered. To quote Audre Lorde, “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Oppressive systems affect people in multiple and compounded ways. For example, race, class, gender, sexuality, ability and citizenship cannot be separated or untangled. We would also like to recognize that we are indebted to black feminists such as Kimberlé Crenshaw (who coined the term intersectionality), The Combahee River Collective, Frances Beal, Audre Lorde and others who developed this framework.
For more information and further reading please look to this resource created for the 2016 GRCA conference: Inclusion Resources