BIPOC Spaces and Places Series beginning Oct 5
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Date: Sat Oct 05, 1:00 PM CDT - Sat Oct 05, 4:00 PM CDT
Category:
  • Creative Arts
Level:
  • Cadettes,
  • Seniors,
  • Ambassadors

Girl Member Price: $150
Location: Twin Cities, MN 
Registration Opens Aug 5, Closes Sep 19

Grades 6-12 in Fall 2024: BIPOC Girl Scouts, join us for a program series designed to uplift your voice and voices in the community. Unique to Girl Scouts River Valleys, BIPOC Spaces and Places will bring together our BIPOC members by providing experiences that resonate with your culture and identity. This series aims to build joy, resistance, and community. All BIPOC Spaces and Places events will be led by BIPOC community members and will take place in BIPOC centered spaces.

This event series is for Girl Scouts who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color). This is not meant to be exclusive; however, we are creating a space for our BIPOC Girl Scouts to connect with each other without fear of micro or macroaggressions.

BIPOC Spaces and Places events are:

October 6, 2024: Explore Frogtown Farm with Chef Lachelle Cunningham

Earn your Locavore badge with Chef Lachelle Cunningham at Frogtown Farm, a space dedicated to the sustainability of urban agriculture. Chef Lachelle is at the center of the Twin Cities' African American food scene; she is known for cooking comfort foods that fuses in global flavors! Chef Lachelle will guide Girl Scouts through Frogtown Farm and give them the opportunity to do some hands-on farm work!

October 12, 2024: Climb to new heights with Asha Schoffer of the Saint Paul Parks and Rec Department

Earn your Snow or Climbing badge and challenge yourself to climb to new heights with the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department's mobile climbing tower. Enjoy a day of rock climbing by the river. All gear needed will be provided. Girl Scouts will learn about safety gear and climbing techniques during this event.

January 18, 2025: Explore the art of storytelling with Alex Ang while surrounded by stories at Black Garnet Books

Join us at Black Garnet Books, a black-owned bookstore in Saint Paul, created during the summer of 2020 in direct response to state violence. Black Garnet Books is an openly anti-racist bookstore, working to combat the purposeful and unconscious exclusion of black people from the literature community. Work with owner Dionne Sims and Alex Ang, an advocate and social media storyteller, to become storytellers in the best environment possible, a store full of stories from every culture and genre. Participants will earn a fun patch at this event.

February 2025: Exact date TBD: Relax and unwind with Marjorie Grievous at Reviving Roots, a wellness center uplifting black voices

Relax your mind and break the stigma surrounding mental health with Marjorie Grevious, a Twin Cities-based yoga instructor. Gather together at Reviving Roots, a wellness center designed to uplift black voices. Earn your Senior and Ambassador Mental Wellness - Showing Up for Me and You patch while learning skills that will help you navigate challenges; this session will empower you and give you skills and the confidence you need to support yourself and others.

March 22, 2025: Get creative at Mosaic on a Stick with Lori Greene

Create with tile, glass, and other mediums at Mosaic on a Stick, a Black, Indigenous, and woman-owned arts studio in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mosaic on a Stick's mission is to build community and promote social justice through creative, accessible expression.  With the help of Lori Greene, the owner of Mosaic on a Stick, find what medium works for you and create a project that speaks to you! Participants will earn a fun patch at this event.

April 26, 2025: Enjoy a final party with your fellow Girl Scouts

Celebrate the community you've created over the course of this series. Come together at a park near the Twin Cities to enjoy a catered picnic lunch from a BIPOC owned restaurant. Girl Scouts will receive their BIPOC Spaces and Places patch at this event.

Included: Participation patch or badge at each event. BIPOC Spaces and Places patch.

Adult/Youth Ratio: Youth only event, no adults are required to attend. 

Payment details:This event has a minimum deposit.Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Full payment is due by registration close date. 

If you are planning to request financial assistance,please pay the minimum depositwith a credit cardand select Financial Aidas a payment type.After registering, visitgirlscoutsrv.org/financial-assistanceto submit yourfinancial assistanceapplication. 

If you are planning to pay using program credits,please pay the minimum depositwith a credit cardand select Program Creditsas a payment type.To submit Program Credits,visitvolunteers.girlscoutsrv.org/program-credit-redemption-form/

Cancellations: See our full Camp and Event Registration and Cancellation Policy at girlscoutsrv.org/policies (Updated January 2022) 

The deposit from your cancelled event cannot be transferred, nor refunded. To receive a refund, less the non-transferable/non-refundable deposit, we must receive your cancellation notice by the posted cancellation deadline (30 days prior to the program start date). To cancel your registration, submit the Events & Camp Cancellation Form

Your Questions: If you have questions, please contact us online, by email (girlscouts@girlscoutsrv.org), or by phone (800-845-0787).