Girls Rock NC: An Organization of Empowerment

Girls Rock NC’s “Rock Roulette” will take place at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, North Carolina this Saturday, March 11th from 7pm-11pm.


Girls Rock NC, a thirteen-year-old organization located in central North Carolina, sends a message of unity and power to girls, women, and people of marginalized genders.  This group utilizes music to instill confidence, a sense of teamwork, and an appreciation for the arts.  All of this is completed while fostering creativity in a safe place where music is taught and encouraged with various programs.

Girls Rock holds a one-week day camp each summer for girls, trans youth, and gender-nonconforming youth who are between the ages of 7 and 16.  During their time at camp, campers spend time in workshops such as songwriting, deejaying, improv, and more.  Each camper chooses an instrument to learn and joins up with other campers to create a band.  These bands showcase what they have learned at the finale of camp.

Adults who want to join in on the Girls Rock experience get their chance with Rock Roulette.  Groups are formed in January and these women, trans people, and gender-nonconforming individuals take seven weeks to write and practice original songs.  These bands perform at Motorco Music Hall, where spectators can take part in a raffle, enjoy food, and show their support.

This organization is LGBTQI-inclusive and affirming, and strongly values the importance of diversity in the community.  Echoing the sentiments of athlete Jason Collins, who stated “openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start,” this North Carolina group rejects discrimination and uses music to promote inclusion and empowerment.

For more information about Girls Rock NC, please visit: www.girlsrocknc.org

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