Going on 13 is fiscally sponsored by the Film Arts Foundation of San Francisco with a study guide project in development with New Moon Magazine.
Going on 13 couldn’t have been made without the support of our advisors and national, regional and local partners.
Cynthia Garcia Coll, Ph.D, is the Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Education, Psychology and Pediatrics at Brown University. She has published over 100 articles on the sociocultural and biological influences on child development with particular emphasis on at-risk and minority populations. She has also been on the editorial boards of many prestigious academic journals, including Child Development, Development and Psychopathology, Infant Behavior and Development, Infancy and Human Development and is currently the Editor of DevelopmentalPsychology. She was a member of the MacArthur Foundation Network: "Successful Pathways Through Middle Childhood" from 1994-2002. Dr. García Coll has co-edited several books: The Psychosocial Development of Puerto Rican Women; Puerto Rican Women and Children: Issues in Health, Growth and Development; Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices of Contemporary Mothers; and Nature and Nurture: The Complex Interplay of Genetic and Environmental Influences on Human Behavior and Development.
Sharon Lamb, Ed.D, is a mom, professor, and clinical psychologist. She is the author of four books, including the The Secret Lives of Girls: What Good Girls Really Do—Sex, Aggression, and their Guilt, a celebration of girls’ resistance to conform to the “good girl” mold and most recently, Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes,. Sharon’s books have been reviewed by magazines like “O” and Psychology Today, and newspapers such as The Chicago Tribune, Toronto’s National Post, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Her work is cited frequently in parenting magazines such as Parenting, Working Mother, and Better Homes and Gardens, as well as Cosmo, Shape, and Seventeen. Sharon is sought after as an expert commentator on girls and sexuality, girls and aggression, and girls and the media, and she speaks all over the country on these topics.
Gail Silva was the primary force behind Film Arts Foundation for more than 25 years, first as co-director, then executive director and finally president. During her tenure at Film Arts Foundation, Gail co-established the groundbreaking (1984) Fund for Independent Cinema, the Film Arts Foundation’s grant program. She shepherded hundreds of fiscal sponsored projects from conception to completion. Through her work in organizations like NAMAC, INPUT and National Coalition of Independent Public Television Producers she championed the cause of independent media on the national and international level. She co-created (1996) and then curated (2001-2005) TRUE STORIES, the innovative documentary sneak preview series at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Currently Ms. Silva serves as the President of the Board of California Newsreel, the leading nonprofit distributor of media on the African American experience and African cinema. For the last five years she has represented the interests of independents by serving on the nominating committee of the National Coalition of Independent Public Television Producers (NCIPTP) who select and seat the Board of Directors of the Independent Television Service (ITVS). She has been a panelist for CPB, NEH, NEA, California Arts Council, Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Fellowships and many others.
Barrie Thorne, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley. She previously taught at Michigan State University and the University of Southern California. Her work focuses on the sociology of gender; feminist theory; the sociology of age relations, childhood, and families; and ethnographic methods. She is the U.S. Editor of Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research and the outgoing Chair of the American Sociological Association Section on the Sociology of Children and Youth. In 2002 she received the A.S.A. Jessie Bernard Award in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass the role of women in society. From 19802002 Barrie Thorne co-directed the Berkeley Center for Working Families, helping to build a feminist intellectual community focused on the themes of "cultures of care" and the changing contours of family life in the context of global economic restructuring. She is the author of Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School (Rutgers, 1993) and co-editor of Feminist Sociology: Life Histories of a Movement (Rutgers, 1997), Rethinking the Family: Some Feminist Questions (Northeastern University Press, 1992); Language, Gender and Society (Newbury House, 1983), and Language and Sex: Difference and Dominance (Newbury House, 1975). Barrie Thorne is currently writing a book, tentatively titled Growing Up in Oakland, based on three years of collaborative fieldwork and interviewing in a mixed-income, ethnically diverse area of the city.
Other advisors and organizational supporters include:
Children Now is a research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education, and safe, enriching activities to do after school. Recognized for its expertise in media as a tool for change, Children Now designs its strategies to improve children’s lives while at the same time helping America build a sustained commitment to putting children first. Children Now is an independent, nonpartisan organization. Contact: Patti Miller & Eileen Espejo.
Girls Inc. of Alameda County is a local affiliate of a national non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. For over 40 years, Girls Inc has provided essential resources to low income girls and their families. Currently serving over 6000 girls annually Girls Inc. of Alameda County offers year round academic enrichment and skills building programs as well as counseling. Girls Inc. challenges girls to explore their potential to go to college, to build careers and to expand their sense of what is possible. The comprehensive programs designed for girls 6 to 18 — build girls’ confidence and capabilities. Girls Inc. of Alameda County offers services at 50 schools and community sites in the East Bay. Contact: Judy Glenn and Lynn Richards.
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