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September 23rd, 2015

Free Screening “He Named Me Malala”

Join us for a free screening of “He Named Me Malala” on October 3rd at 4:30pm at Sunshine Theater (Houston and Christie). This highly anticipated documentary about Malala Yousafzai was an audience favorite at the Telluride Film Festival. We’re honored to ​screen this film ​and encourage discussion of the empowerment of girls everywhere​.

Please RSVP to info@williemaerockcamp.org. Please note that an RSVP does not guarantee a seat as the event is on a first come, first served bases. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to screening. No admittance once the screening has begun.

September 22nd, 2015

Join Our Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Team

We are so excited for our team of runners running in the Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday, Oct 10th in support of our Fairness Fund! Support our runners by checking out the half marathon fundraising page & cheering them on as they train in the coming weeks. It’s also not too late to join the team and take part in the first-ever Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.

September 12th, 2015

Bowl-a-thon Rocks

Big-League thanks to our 3rd Annual Rock ‘n’ Bowl-a-Thon bowlers, donors and friends for all of your hard work, generous donations, and kind call-outs to your communities! Thanks to you, we have now not only MET but SURPASSED our $15,000 goal (we’ve raised more than $16,500!).


This means that the WMRC Fairness Fund now has almost $17,000 in new support. This collectively-generated expression of support will make it possible for MORE girls & gender non-binary youth to make MORE noise and make MORE change in the world. THANK YOU!!!


Check out photos from the event taken by Justina Villanueva on our Flickr and on social media at #webowl2015

July 31st, 2015

We Rock

Come hear 15 brand new bands premiering original songs and brand-new DJ’s spin at the Girls Rock! Camp Showcase Concert. Saturday, August 1, 12 p.m., at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn

TICKETS: Suggested donation: $10 (Pay what you can, no one turned away). Get your tickets at the door or buy them online now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2074647

June 10th, 2015

WMRC Seeks Corporate Sponsorship Consultant

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls (WMRC) seeks a Sponsorship Consultant to grow its overall corporate giving and sponsorship through strategic identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of sponsors.

Priority deadline is June 22. Click on the job title for more information.

June 9th, 2015

WMRC Welcomes New Board Members

WMRC added five new members to it Board of Directors this year, all of whom are extraordinary women who bring a wide range of skills and expertise to the organization’s work. Read post »

May 21st, 2015

Volunteer at Rock Camp this Summer!

Volunteer applications for this summer are due May 29, so check out all the info about volunteering here, and sign up today!

May 21st, 2015

Harsh Crowd Plays SummerStage

The incomparable Harsh Crowd plays a free concert at SummerStage on June 7, 4-7 pm, at Red Hook Park in Brooklyn. The band is sharing a bill with Unlocking the Truth (who are members of the Black Rock Coalition) and Black Girls Rock. Don’t miss it!

May 21st, 2015

Summer Opportunities for Teens

We are thrilled to announce a new roster of opportunities this summer for teen women aged 16 – 18. New offerings for campers and interns at Girls Rock! Camp, and an all-new Arts & Activism Program that includes a paid summer fellowship. The deadline for all programs is June 2. See here for more information.

March 19th, 2015

Harsh Crowd Rocks Poisson Rouge

Veteran camper band Harsh Crowd played a thunderous set at the Feminist Press 2nd Annual Feminist Ball at Le Poisson Rouge on March 13. The grand finale featured the band duetting with Indigo Girl Amy Ray on a cover of Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation.”