The 2018 Women’s March took place last Saturday, January 20th and Center for Powerful Public Schools got the chance to table along with many other groups and organizations. The Women’s March seeks to gain true freedom, peace and inclusion through equity for all. This year’s theme revolved around the importance of the vote and how our voice matters and can create social change.
In line with the event’s mission and theme, we played “Women’s Wheel,” letting participants spin a wheel and answer questions about women in categories including math, science and careers. The activity aimed to educate the public about the gains and gaps in education for women, showing the importance of our work in making sure every child has a quality education. Some of the facts we shared were:
- 61% of LA County high school girls are bilingual, the highest in the country.
- As of 2017, the field LA County women are most entering is healthcare.
- The science field most women of ethnic backgrounds are entering is computer science.
- Girls nationwide between the ages of 13 and 17 report math as their second favorite class.
- Students who take part in a summer bridge program have lower dropout rates between middle and high school.
We were excited to take part in this year’s Women’s March and join the many who are working towards and voicing their wants for a better tomorrow. Thank you to all those who came out and stopped by our booth. Check out some our pictures from the event below: