Girls Rock NC

Girls Rock NC

WHAT IS THE GIRLS ROCK NC RALLY?

An all-day fundraising festival in Carrboro, NC

WHEN IS IT?

Saturday October 4, 2014

WHY ARE YOU THROWING THIS PARTY?

Girls Rock NC is celebrating 10 years of youth empowerment, feminism, music education, and community activism in central North Carolina!

WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?

11am-5pm / ARTSCENTER:

interactive camp experience with workshops, instruments, alumni showcase

6pm / CAT'S CRADLE (schedule announced 9/15):

performances by The Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna), Ex Hex, Mount Moriah, Shirlette Ammons, Pink Flag, Silent Lunch, Midnight Plus One, Cosmic Punk

11pm / THE STATION:

post-show dance party w/ DJ Fifi Hifi and DJ Play Play

MISCELLANEOUS:

local food trucks, local vendor booths, local catering

TICKETS: $27 pre-sale / $29 day-of via Cats Cradle

Any profits from ticket sales and on-site donations will go directly towards sustainability for our programming and organizational costs for the 2015 fiscal/academic year, including the unveiling of our sustainer program and development of our pilot Teen Action League.

BEHIND THE RALLY:

We have curated this event intentionally, holding ourselves accountable to our own mission; by selecting strong female performers who embody the message of feminism; by honoring relationships with venues and organizations and businesses who have supported us over the years; by creating an all-ages space; by fundraising and collaborating through the mighty power of music and community.

WANT TO SPONSOR OR DONATE?

Wonderful! We need you. Contact Heather at heather[at]girlsrocknc[dot]org for more information.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT THE RALLY?

Great! We have a list of ways you can help. Contact Roxy at volunteer[at]girlsrocknc[dot]org.

OUR JOURNEY:

In 2004, we started with one summer camp serving 26 girls. Since then, we have increased our volunteer numbers (from five to 100), camp capacities (six summer camps, two after school programs, one adult retreat) to multiple locations (Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh), and currently service over 300 girls and women each year. But we are not complacent; rather, we are eager to grow.

WHY DO WE FUNDRAISE?

We are a non-profit and every cent we make is earned through fee-for-service programs, grants, and generous donations from our community.

OUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE:

Our long-term strategic plans include leasing/owning a building near a bus line, launching a sustainer program, providing more year-round staff positions with health benefits, acquiring more reliable music equipment, providing more camper scholarships, and one day offering free year-round programming. It’s an empowering thought.

MISSION

GIRLS ROCK NORTH CAROLINA is a non-profit organization in central North Carolina empowering girls and women to become confident and engaged members of community through the mighty power of music! We accomplish this by focusing on the “three Cs”: creativity, confidence and collaboration.

In our ten years of programming, GRNC NC has held over forty music programs for girls in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. Our campers have gone on to perform in successful bands and even take on leadership positions at camp. GRNC has roughly 80 active volunteers and a growing number of partners, sponsors, musicians, parents, activists, and mentors working together to build a strong community.

GRNC is committed to social justice and seeks to amplify the voices of those traditionally marginalized. GRNC is a LGBTQI inclusive and affirming organization, and strives to provide a safe, visible atmosphere for all.
ON GENDER

GRNC is most importantly a mentorship organization and we strive to provide excellent and realistic role models for all of our campers.

We invite individuals who self-identify as female, trans* or gender variant to apply for roles with direct contact to the campers during Rock Camp. This includes band managing, camp counseling, and workshop instruction.

Additionally, we welcome and greatly value individuals of any gender identity to volunteer in more indirect ways. These roles include but are not limited to: child care, (un)loading gear, design work, promotion, and more.

GRNC is an LGBTQI inclusive and affirming organization, and we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. We appreciate your understanding, and are always interested in an ongoing conversation about gender.
OUR PROGRAMMING

GRNC’s biggest program is Summer Rock Camp for Girls, a one week summer program in which girls form bands, write original music with their peers, attend workshops, and perform their songs for the community at a concert at the end of the week. We also have a fall and spring After School Program, Women’s Rock Retreat Weekend for adults, and a forthcoming Teen Action League. No musical instruments or experience are necessary to participate in any of these programs!
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HERSTORY

The first Girls Rock camp began in Portland, Oregon in 2001, energized by the Riot Grrrl movement of the Pacific Northwest and Washington, DC. In 2003, GRNC became the third organization in the nation to provide this unique programming. Founding members Abigail Sherriff, Amelia Shull, and Beth Turner held their first camp for 29 girls at Carolina Friends School. GRNC now serves over 225 girls each year with camps in Durham, Chapel Hill/Carrboro, and Raleigh.
GIRLS ROCK CAMP ALLIANCE

Inspired by the Girls Rock model, over 40 organizations have since formed in cities across the globe, making up the Girls Rock Camp Alliance:
USA

Girls Rock Camp Boise - Boise, ID // Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp For Girls - Portland, OR // Rain City Rock Camp for Girls - Seattle, WA // Girls Rock Camp Boston - Boston, MA // Girls Rock Vermont - Burlington, VT // Girls Rock! Rhode Island - Providence, RI // Girls Rock Camp Rochester - Rochester, NY // Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls - Brooklyn, NY // Girls Rock! Philly - Philadelphia, PA // Girls Rock Roanoke - Roanoke, VA // Girls Rock RVA - Richmond, VA // Girls Rock! DC - Washington DC // Athens Girls Rock Camp [Ohio] - Athens, OH // Como Girls Rock - Columbia, MO // Girlz Rhythm and Rock Camp - Cleveland, OH // Girls Rock Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, MI // Girls Rock Madison - Madison, WI // Girls Rock n Roll Retreat - Twin Cities area, MN // Girls Rock! Chicago - Chicago, IL // Girls Rock! Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN // Girls Rock Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI // Girlz Voices - Warren, OH // Bay Area Girls Rock Camp - Oakland, CA // Girls Rock Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV // Girls Rock SB - Santa Barbara, CA // Rock & Roll Camp For Girls LA - Los Angeles, CA // Rock N Roll Camp for Girls O.C. - Orange County, CA // Girls Rock Denver - Denver, CO // Omaha Girls Rock - Omaha, NE // Girls Rock Athens - Athens, GA // Girls Rock Camp ATL - Atlanta, GA // Girls Rock Columbia - Columbia, SC // Girls Rock Camp Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL // Girls Rock Charleston! - Charleston, SC // Girls Rock NC - Durham, NC // Rock and Roll Camp For Girls Cen. FL - Orlando, FL // Girls Rock Camp Austin - Austin, TX // Girls Rock Dallas - Dallas, TX // Girls Rock Camp Houston - Houston, TX // Rock Camp 4 Girls Appalachia - Charleston, WV // Southern Girls Rock Camp - Murfreesboro, TN // Girls Rock Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge, LA

EUROPE

Girls Rock! UK - London, UK // Paris Girls Rock Camp - Paris, France // pink noise Girls Rock Camp - Lower Austria, Austria // Popkollo - Sweden (multiple cities) // Ruby Tuesday - Berlin, Germany // Stelpur Rokka! - Reykjavik, Iceland

CANADA

Girls Rock Camp Mississauga - Mississauga, Canada // Girls Rock Camp Montreal - Montreal, QC Canada // Girls Rock Peterborough - Peterborough, Ontario Canada // Girls Rock Camp Toronto - Toronto, Ontario Canada // Girls Rock Camp Vancouver - Vancouver, BC Canada

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Featuring original music from 16 all-girl bands ages 11-16

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