GCC Leader Rubi Raises Awareness on International Women's Day
About a year into her time as a GCC leader, Rubi decided she was going to honor International Women's day for her next action project. "I always had an interest in raising awareness about what women were doing around the world and I thought that was something that had always been lacking at my school," said the 15-year-old student from Forest Grove. To do this, she created over fifteen posters, each with information about a different female figure who demonstrated a desire to further the cause for women's rights. The posters, whose subjects ranged from Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan to local figure Bridget Cooke, recieved plenty of attention from students and teachers alike as they were arranged as an exhibit at Rubi's school on International Women's Day. While not her first action project, she was very happy with the awareness it raised, saying, "it was a great first step. There were people who had no idea it was International Women's Day or that half of the women even existed." The project was even picked up by the Portland Tribune, and you can follow the link at the bottom of the page to read the whole story.
Awesome job Rudi and keep up the good work!