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Center for Colorado Women’s History to host International Day of the Girl essay contest

The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House in Denver will host an essay contest to celebrate International Day of the Girl on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Denver metro Girl Scouts in grades three through eighth are invited to learn about women who have made a difference in history, so that they can use them as inspiration to create a better tomorrow.

Participants will submit a 250 to 500 word essay responding to the prompt:

“We have many reasons to recognize and thank the women who came before us. We know that they have shown strength and determination in their vision for their community and their country. Their legacy still lives on today. How does their legacy inspire you to create a better future for yourself and your community?”

Three winners will be invited to attend an afternoon tea to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11, at 4 p.m., at the Center for Colorado Women’s History.

Essays should be submitted with a parent’s name, email, and student’s grade level, by Friday, September 21, at 4 p.m., online at www.historycolorado.org/dayofthegirl or by email to michael.erickson@state.co.us.

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is located inside the historic Byers-Evans House Museum at 1310 Bannock St. in Denver. For more information on the Center for Colorado Women’s History, visit www.h-co.org/ccwh, call (303) 620-4933, or visit the Center’s Facebook page.

About Center for Colorado Women’s History

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is the first state museum focused on the past, present, and future achievements of Colorado women. The Women’s History Center focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. The Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House is a Community Museum of History Colorado. For more information, visit www.h-co.org/ccwh.

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History Colorado’s mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms.

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2018 IDG Speak Out: Call for submissions

Attention girls of the world! This year marks the seventh anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG 2018)! IDG needs YOU to help make this year’s celebration the greatest ever. IDG is looking for creative work by girls to be featured on October 11, 2018 at the United Nations.

They want to know:

What is it like to be a girl like you where you live?

What advice would you give the next generation of girls in your community so they can thrive?

Here’s how:

If you’re under 18-years-old, send in your inspirational story! You can use creative writing, video performance, photography, artwork, or song to share your voice and your ideas. Your submission could be chosen to be part of the Girls Speak Out 2018 at the United Nations in New York City! And everyone who submits her work will get a special shout out on the DayoftheGirlSummit.org website, in the IDG2018 Webcast or Shoutout Page!

For more details check out the PDF:

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If you have questions, write IDG back!

With your submissions you will need to turn in an IDG 2018 – Consent Form:

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