Girls Who Code Releasing Digital Visual Album Celebrating the Power of Sisterhood for International Day of the Girl
FORTHCOMING ALBUM, TITLED SISTERH>>D, WILL FEATURE APPEARANCES FROM INFLUENTIAL WOMEN AND GIRLS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN ART, TECH, MUSIC, FASHION, POLITICS, AND MORE
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE REMAKE OF THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS’ 1970 HIT R&B SINGLE “O-o-h Child,” WITH NEW LYRICS FOR A NEW GENERATION OF CHANGEMAKERS
September 10, 2018 (New York, NY) — Today, Girls Who Code announced the forthcoming release of the organization’s debut digital visual album, Sisterh>>d. The album, set for release the week of International Day of the Girl on October 11th, celebrates the power of sisterhood and features influential women and girls in art, music, fashion, tech, politics, and more. Following the release of the album, the organization will ask girls to show their support for sisterhood by writing on their hands an issue that they are passionate about.
“Girls Who Code has always been about more than leading the fight to close the gender gap in tech. We’re a movement, and above all: a Sisterhood,” says Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani. “There is nothing like the power of Sisterhood, and no one understands that more than this rising generation. We intend for this album to inspire young women around the world to fight for what matters to them, their families, friends, and communities.”
Sisterh>>d tracks include:
Anthem, the centerpiece of the album brings together a musical artist and a rapper to reimagine one of the most arresting and unmistakably groovy activist anthems of all-time, “O-o-h Child,” with new lyrics for a new generation of changemakers
Healing, featuring vocals by a powerhouse hip hop artist, this track reminds young women about the power that sisterhood has to heal
Ode, featuring conversations about activism between musicians, organizers, artists, and leaders that span generations and nations
On Being, featuring intimate audio interviews with young women about girlhood and sisterhood set to stunning illustrations
ASMRism, featuring a series of acclaimed comedians doing ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) tutorials on the activities you need to be a community organizer including, “how to create a sign for a protest,” “how to organize a meetup,” and “how to call your legislator”
In developing the album, Girls Who Code sought input from an Advisory Council of 50 girls from around the world and also from influential women in entertainment, non-profit, tech, and more. The Sisterhood Board, made up of women who advised on content, includes:
Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani, Bozoma Saint John, Luvvie Ajayi, Angela Rye, Elle Hearns, Jamia Wilson, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Feresteh Forough, America Ferrara, Annabella Sciorra, Cecile Richards
The album was sponsored by Girls Who Code partners AT&T and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.
“AT&T is proud to have been a part of the Girls Who Code sisterhood from the early days of organization’s founding,” said Marissa Shorenstein, AT&T President, Northeast Region. “The Sisterhood album is an extension of the Girls Who Code story – one where, given the tools, network, opportunities, and support girls can truly change the world. All of us at AT&T are honored to be a part of their mission.”
“Reshma Saujani and Girls Who Code are at the vanguard of revolutionizing ways to bring more girls into tech and to empower girls everywhere with bravery and confidence to be the change they want to see in the world,” said Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. “I’m proud to support their initiatives, their innovation, and the tens of thousands of young women who graduate from their programs each year.”
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ABOUT GIRLS WHO CODE
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With their 7-week Summer Immersion Program, a 2-week specialized Campus Program, after school Clubs, and a 13-book New York Times best-selling series, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code has reached over 90,000 girls in all 50 states and several US territories. To join the movement or learn more, visit girlswhocode.com.
ABOUT CRAIG NEWMARK PHILANTHROPIES
Craig Newmark Philanthropies was created by craigslist founder Craig Newmark to support, connect, and drive powerful civic engagement. The organization works to advance people and grassroots organizations that are getting stuff done in areas that include trustworthy journalism, voter protection, gender diversity in technology, and veterans and military families.
ABOUT PHILANTHROPY & SOCIAL INNOVATION AT AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $450 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
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