Saturday, May 30, 2015

Global Citizen Day with an emphasis on girl power with lots of fun and interactive activities, guest speakers, special appearances by Sesame Street characters and more at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center in Seattle - Saturday, May 30th 2015 from 10am-3pm

" Explore what it means to be a global citizen, here and around the world at the first-ever Global Citizen Day – a FREE public event open to all – boys, girls, and families of all ages! 

Discover how women and girls are transforming the world, participate in hands-on activities and hear from inspiring leaders, creators, advocates, and problem solvers to spark ideas for positive change.

Global Citizen Day highlights:
• Appearances by Raya, the newest member of the Sesame Street family, and photo opportunities with Grover from Sesame Street Workshop
• Hands-on activities that explore how to keep moms and new babies healthy
• Youth empowerment selfie booth 
• Design your own global citizen puppet and t-shirt. 
Check out the Visitor Center’s interactive exhibits

Plus get connected and meet these other fantastic organizations! 

• 10:45 am: Inspirational Speaker Series: Camille McDorman - refugee worker, human rights advocate, law student
• 11:30 am: Raya
• 12 pm: Youth Speakers Series: Life Enrichment Group-Young Queens, Eastside GirlUp, Lake Washington Girls Middle School and Kids in Medicine
• 1 pm: Raya

Activities and organizations available 10-3: 
• Girl UP–Are you UP for the challenge millions of girls face every day in just getting water?
• Girls Can Do–How will you change the world in the future? Share your goal in our selfie booth. 
• Heifer International–Discover amazing women and girls working to transform their lives, and enjoy storytime with Flora and the Runaway Rooster. 
• Kids in Medicine–Get hands on with how to keep moms and babies healthy
• Northwest Girls Coalition–Match yourself up with incredible local organizations working with and for girls in our community.
• Project Girl Mentoring Program–What are your best qualities? Share them with the world at the affirmation station. 
• Sesame Workshop/ Sesame Street–Enjoy appearances by Raya at 11:30 and 1, and meet her friend Grover throughout the day. 
• UNICEF–Explore how simple it can be to save lives and stay healthy, take home many ideas to make a difference. 
• YWCA’s GirlsFirst–Find out about equity in education and sign up to help with the YWCA Schools Days donation drive all summer long. " 

Food for Purchase available from these great vendors during lunchtime: 

• Biscuit Box
• No Bones About It
• Seattle Pops 
• Street Treats

For more info. go here.

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