Gals and the Global Goals

As part the United Nations Association of Santa Cruz event celebrating International Women’s Day 2019, I facilitated a “Gals and the Global Goals” workshop on Saturday, March 9thGlobal Goals SDGsMy workshop considered the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of SDG 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

How does the call for gender equality shape our efforts at achieving the other 16 SDGs? How do we generate strategies and solutions from this perspective?

Video Livestreamed on Facebook by Summer Rose:
Panel (Willow, Cory, and Q&A only)
Workshop Intro
Workshop ‘Harvest’ (end)

Speakers and Panelists

Dr. Nancy Glock-Grueneich:
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
The Future We Need TV
Within Reach

Christine Barrington, M.A.:
Body Broadcasts
Within Reach

Marjorie Coffey:
Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center

Willow Katz:
End Solitary Santa Cruz County
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

Cory Ybarra:
Building for Generations

Michelle Y. Merrill, Ph.D. (me):
Perplexed Primate Facilitation and Consulting (here)
Novasutras Movement
Within Reach
In3 Finance

Links to other resources that are relevant to this workshop:


Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Read more about Goal 5.

Global female justice and empowerment? We can do this! We’ve got GOALS!

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