Today the GEM team started off by making a list of things we needed to go over. We created this list as a means to assess our progression as a group, and see what needed our immediate attention this Wednesday. Our list included; prepping a town meeting announcement, designing programs for the festival, making questions and intros for the speakers, decorations for the event, volunteers, and our mentor lunch set up. We assigned certain team members to specific tasks such as, Lily with the program design, Hannah in adjusting strategy with confirmation emails, and Eliza for the town meeting announcement. This distribution of tasks, which has now become a usual method of problem solving in our service learning group, displays our effective use of team collaboration and communication.
Knowing that the young women in our community need a celebration of feminism, we began a digital campaign to hopefully attract more students to our festival. We also began discussing methods of social media posting, and sharing flyers with others around us. Carly and Eliza impacted our sphere of influence by visiting Harbor Day School to present our event and invite girls to participate in our festival.
Since funding has been a roadblock in our process, Eliza appealed for a one thousand dollar grant from Visionary Women. Her actions display the critical thinking needed to keep a project like this up and running. Fortunately, we received two thousand five hundred dollars, fifteen hundred more than our goal, that gave us the ability to purchase more things needed for our festival.
Overall, today was another hard day of work for the GEM Team, and as April 28th gets closer, we could not be more excited to see this event flourish. We were lucky enough to not have a negative today, and we believe this is because each of our team members has dedicated their time and hearts into this project.
All blog posts are written by either Capri Campeu, Karli Davis, Eliza Feffer, Ishani Patel, Lily Humphrey, or Hannah Romeo.