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Documentary chronicles summer camp for next generation’s female rock stars

April 4, 2012 Executive Editor 0

GR! RVA, a newly formed volunteer-based, free-admission summer camp, took place – and was filmed for a documentary – July 25 through July 29 last summer. Twenty-two girls ranging from ages 8 to 13 from the Richmond metropolitan area attended.

The idea behind GR! originated 11 years ago in Portland, Ore. and has since gained momentum, not just in the U.S. but also as far away as Sweden and Germany. This past July, the idea was picked up as a collaboration between the VCU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and the VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.