Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Event: Rachel Lloyd Book Reading and Signing (March 16th)

The Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter and Circle of Hope Church proudly announce that Rachel Lloyd, founder and executive director of GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, will join us on March 16 at 7pm at Circle of Hope Church for a book signing and reading of her memoir, Girls Like Us

Dolls fromThe Ragdoll Project will be on display, and light refreshments will be served. Paperback copies of Girls Like Us will be available for purchase.

Rachel Lloyd is the Executive Director and Founder of GEMS and the author of Girls Like Us (HarperCollins). She earned her BA in psychology from Marymount Manhattan College, and an MA inapplied urban anthropology from the City College of New York. She has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Reebok Human Rights Award. Lloyd is an Ashoka Fellow and a Prime Mover Fellow, and was a leading advocate for the Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act, which makes New York the first state to protect, not prosecute, sexually exploited children. She lives in New York City.

GEMS website: www.gems-girls.org
Very Young Girls: http://www.gems-girls.org/get-involved/very-young-girls
Rachel’s latest interview in Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/01/24/girls-
for-sale-rachel-lloyd-human-trafficking-exploitation/



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