Documentary Film Viewing
The Junior League of the Quad Cities hosted a viewing of the documentary films "The Invisible War" in January 2014 and “Miss Representation” in April 2012. The Invisible War film raises awareness of sexual assault in the military. Miss Representation film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. Both events exposed the Quad City community to our I AM Initiative and will help to get the conversation started: How will we inspire change in our community?
WINGs Teen Peer Mentor Program
We have created a peer mentoring program at West High School in Davenport with the purpose to help young women create a positive perception of themselves. Throughout the school year there will be various projects and activities that will help them recognize, pursue and achieve their full potential as young women. Participating high school students will eventually become mentors to middle school women, to help them work together to battle negative self-image and improve the perception of young women.
This is just the beginning! These events and programs are a method to become more informed, give us new ideas to share this initiative and help inspire change. You can help! Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on our newest projects.