Blair Brettschneider, founder of GirlForward, returns for our Global Activism series. GirlForward mentors refugee girls and provides “educational programs and leadership opportunities, creating a community of support that serves as a resource and empowers girls to be strong, confident and independent.” Since 2011, Brett has expanded her work helping refugee girls find new lives in America from just one Tanzanian girl, to scores around the world. Blair will talk about her latest group of refugee girls, especially her work with Syrian refugees. GirlFoward’s annual celebration, “Girl Jam”, takes place on September 20th, 2015 at Firehouse Chicago.
(Photo courtesy of Girl Forward)