The Girls Like Me Project, Inc., in partnership with National Geographic Explorer Alyea Pierce, aims to expose girls to powerful narratives and contributions of Black girls in spaces that have otherwise muted their impact by hosting an exclusive screening of Disney’s most anticipated film, “Enchanted: The Little Mermaid,” Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Cinema Chatham: Powered by Emagine (210 W. 87th St. Chicago, IL. 60620).
This event will create an interactive, immersive movie-going experience where Black girls connect to HERstories rooted in concepts of memory, authenticity, identity, and oral storytelling through sound and voice about maritime archaeology. To help exemplify the experience, GLMPI partnered with National Geographic Magazine’s “Into the Depths” to serve as a platform to help explore the experience.
Special Guest Speaker, National Geographic Explorer, and Fulbright alumna Alyea Pierce will present a reflection conversation using poetry, spoken word performance, audio and photography to examine oral storytelling and folklore traditions across the African diaspora.
As a poet and researcher, she also recently contributed to National Geographic’s podcast series Into the Depths, and was recently featured on episode 1 of National Geographic’s The Soul of Music—Overheard’s four-part podcast series focusing on music, exploration, and Black history.
The Immersive experience includes:
- Live displays of oceanic artifacts powered by National Geographic
- Swimwear Fashion Showcase
- Live DJ
- Interactive STEM activities
- Photo Booth
- Popcorn & Drink
About Girls Like Me Project Inc.
The mission of GLMPI is to help African-American girls ages 13-18 critically examine social, cultural, and political ideologies in media so that they will be able to overcome stigmas and negative stereotypes. In addition, we equip them with the tools and strategies to become influential, independent digital storytellers who transform their communities and foster global sisterhood. The program intends to serve as a resourceful career-driven program in the Chicagoland area, by creating a safe space for Black girls between the ages of 12-18 who aspire to pursue careers in the media industry.
For more information on Girls Like Me Project, Inc., visit https://www.girlslikemeproject.org/.