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It’s the 21st anniversary of GirlZone Day

Twenty-one years ago today, the City of Champaign declared April 22nd to be GirlZone Day, in honor of the groundbreaking grassroots initiative that “hosted hands-on workshops for girls and young women led by proudly feminist, proudly queer, proudly anti-racist, proudly social justice-minded, proudly culturally-challenging, proudly supportive, joyful, and badass local women.”

In thanks for all of the music and zines GirlZone volunteers made, the gender-stereotype-busting skills and life lessons they taught, let’s keep this legacy alive by continuing to lift up girls and women in our communities. 

Image from GirlZone Zine courtesy of founder Aimee Rickman. 

Arts Editor

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