Girls Summit 2014 presented by Moca’s Women on the Rise!

MOCAs Girls Summit | Nurturing the Creativity of Girls

The Women on the Rise! Annual Girls Summit offers access to the best practices in girls education presented by scholars conducting innovative work in and out of South Florida. Addressing issues of body image, health, sexuality, and gender non-conformity, leading educators, scholars, and activists engage in performances, panel discussions and film screenings, which highlight innovative scholarly work in gender studies and girls education. The 2014 program will focus on the creativity of girls, nurturing that creativity and the empowering potential of expression.



Per Day
Non-member $20
Member, student, educator $10
Entire Summit
Non-member $30
Member, student, educator $15
Closing Party Only
Non-member $20
Member, student, educator $10

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Friday, May 16

9am | Welcome Reception/ Check-In
10-11am | Panel Discussion: Women on the Rise! 10th Anniversary Retrospective
11am-1pm | Panel Discussion: Visualizing Bodies/Space: A Performative Picture of Justice System-Involved Girls & Women in Miami
1-2pm | Lunch
2-3:30pm | Panel Discussion: Essential Creativity within GLBTQ Youth
4-6pm | Performances & Discussion – Reading Queer Poetry
6:30-8pm |
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Saturday, May 17

10am | Welcome Reception Welcome Reception/ Check-In
11am-12pm | Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
12-1pm | Film Screening and Audience Discussion
1-2pm | Lunch
2-4pm | Grotesquerie, Racial Pleasure, and Pornography: The Erotics of Female Embodiment in Wangechi Mutu’s Work
5-7pm | WOTR! 10 Year Anniversary Bash with musical performance by TheeSatisfaction. Click here for presenter info.

For information, contact Crystal Pearl Molinary, Women on the Rise! Program Coordinator,, 305.893.6211 x.25


The 3rd Annual Girls Summit is organized by Crystal Molinary, Director of MOCA’s Women on the Rise! and Dr. Jillian Hernandez, Founder of Women on the Rise!  and Assistant Professor of Ethnic and Gender Studies at the University of California San Diego. The 3rd Annual Girls Summit is co-sponsored by DeliverLean and the Aqua Foundation.


About MOCA’s Women on the Rise! program
The Women on the Rise! program addresses the needs of underserved girls and young women through the study of contemporary women artists as positive role models with the intention of boosting participants’ self-esteem, communication and social skills.  Since its inception in 2004, WOTR! has served over 5,000 girls ages 12-18 through agencies such as the Miami Dade Juvenile Detention Center, Pridelines Youth Services, Casa Valentina, Honey Shine, Breakthrough Miami, the Robert Renick Educational Center, Urgent, Inc. and the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative Girls’ Group.

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, Florida 33161
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