Among those heading to New York for the People’s Climate March was Emma Reardon, right, who gathered with several dozen others for the train ride from Red Bank Sunday morning. They became part of a crowd, estimated at 300,000 to 400,000, who joined to send a message to world leaders assembling at the United Nations this week for a summit on climate change.
“We are marching today because we want them to know that we are here and we want change,” said Reardon. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
The RBR Latina Girls Group will have a video showcased in the second annual International Day of the Girl Celebration, which takes place on October 11 at the United Nations. Pictured left to right are (standing): Cynthia Gaspar, Pamela Avila, Katherine Hurtado, Jasmine Garcia, (sitting): Karla Williams, RBR SOURCE Clinician and Latina Girls’ Group advisor Marisol Mondaca, Jennifer Gonzalez, Lizsete Santamaria, Lizbeth Menez. All the girls are from Red Bank. (click to enlarge)
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
The second annual International Day of the Girl occurs on October 11, 2013 at the United Nations in New York City, with this year’s theme of “Innovating for Girls’ Education.” Red Bank Regional (RBR) is delighted to be part of this year’s celebrations, which will feature a video (which can be viewed here on YouTube) created by the school’s Latina Girls’ Group.
RBR thus joins thousand of other girls from around the globe whose voices will be heard on empowering women to improve their lives through education. The Day of the Girl Summit is sponsored by 50 plus organizations, including UNICEF and UN Women.
The RBR Latina Group was founded six years ago through the school’s School Based Youth Services Program, the Source, to help Latina girls successfully transition from middle school to high school. It became so valuable to the girls, who found a safe place to support one another, that two groups now exist — one for freshman and one for upper classmen.