Girl Scouts – A force for diversity and equality

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NEWS from the Girl Scouts USA, Aug 29, 2013

We wanted to share a wonderful article about Girl Scouts that was published in TIME magazine’s special edition about the March on Washington. The story, sponsored by AT&T and Geico, charts our long and proud legacy of diversity and inclusion and notes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s statement that Girl Scouts was a “force for desegregation.”
GS TIME article 8-26-13
The PDF of the article is available on our Web site here: Girl_Scouts_Leading_the_Way

TIME also hosted a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C., that included Anna Maria Chávez, Chief Executive Officer of GSUSA, Lydia Soto-Harmon, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, and a number of others. The video of some of the discussion is available here: (https://timeincstudios.wiredrive.com/present-project-detail/assetId/23016625/token/4fad9f8e95d3223ac13ba8aecb1be498).
In addition, Anna Maria Chávez has written a column for the Huffington Post, which also focuses on Girl Scouting and our commitment to diversity. “We have come a long way since Dr. King’s dream inspired our nation to root out racism a half a century ago,” Anna writes. “Now, as then, we still have a lot of work to do for that dream to become a reality—but we are making progress. The Girl Scouts of the USA will continue to serve as a force for equality and diversity, as we develop strong female leaders who will make our world a better, more united and more inclusive place.” You can read the column online:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anna-maria-chavez/girl-scouting-remains-a-force-for-desegregation_b_3830094.html