Anyone who has ever written a book will tell you, heroes act. They make choices. They take risks. Heroes are not passive.
Geena Davis saw a problem and instead of safely sitting around griping about it, she took a risk and took action. She started a non-profit, raised some money, and now she’s changing the world with the Geena Davis Institute.
I just got this email from the Institute about a new program they’ve developed for schools that includes an “eight-lesson curriculum introduces topics like media and bullying in the context of gender equality.”
Courses include: Do TV Shows and Movies Influence Careers Held by Women and Men? Do TV Shows and Movies Make Sexual Harassment a “Normal” Part of the School Experience? and Who is Your Hero?
Please go to this link to see all the curriculum and consider talking to teachers and administrators about bringing it into your children’s schools.