"...Beth Sams, the multimedia educator at the Austin Children's Museum, is looking for film- and videomakers to volunteer for a variety of summer projects. Coming up this week on Wednesday, June 30, 6-8pm, is a Multimedia Extravaganza at which the Giga Gals (love that name, by the way) will meet with the teen group to screen a teen-made documentary and other projects..."
"...(See related story and film descriptions in this week's Screens section.) Events also include a kickoff party at GSD&M (828 W. Sixth) on Fri (8/20) at 5:30pm, a panel discussion with visiting and local filmmakers at Zachary Scott Arena Theatre on Sat (8/21) at 1pm, a children's presentation with Giga Gals at Austin Children's Museum on Sun (8/22) at 1pm, and a closing party at Speakeasy on Sun (8/22) at 6:30pm..."
"...And in Austin, all-girl technology groups like Beth Sams' Giga Gals (at the Austin Children's Museum) and Stefani Austin's SmartGrrls not only help girls get online, they help them create their own Web sites and become more confident using the technology. SmartGrrls recently announced the launch of the first all-girl technology center in Texas, to open close to the University of Texas campus this February, and they expect to serve more than 1,000 women in the first year...."
"...[It] was inspired by many trips to Houston for art events. Gals in Houston have taken the practice of grooming and perfecting their physical selves to a whole new level a level previously unimaginable to me, a simple girl from Maine..."