Special Event


WONDER GIRLS, Changing Our World

Book-signing, Slide/Talk, Photo Exhibition and private reception with the author

Please join us in Santa Fe or Albuquerque to celebrate the journey of girls who are leading the way in education, environmental action, and social justice. Paula Gianturco and Alex Sangster's new book features a chapter about the work of CREATIVITY FOR PEACE.

Upcoming Events


January 24, 2018 at 7 pm in Albuquerque
The Guild Cinema
3405 Central Avenue NE
Tickets $10
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January 25, 2018 at 7 pm in Santa Fe
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Tickets $15
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January 25, 2018 at 5 pm in Santa Fe
At a private home in Santa Fe
Address and event details will be sent upon registration
Tickets $125

Includes an autographed book and ticket to the evening’s slide show and talk at CCA.

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Proceeds from these events benefit the work of CREATIVITY FOR PEACE.

To provide sponsorships, arrange a group visit to the photo exhibition, or for further information, please contact Dottie Indyke.

More About the Book

From the Authors:

"There is a passionate and peaceful revolution afoot driven by girls as young as 10 years of age. These resolute youngsters and teenagers are banding together to transform the world, leveraging their energy and intelligence, creativity and confidence, determination and dreams, to make a difference in their communities.”

WONDER GIRLS: Changing Our World is the first book to document these girl-led groups, which are improving health, education, gender equality, and the environment; and stopping child marriage, domestic violence, child trafficking, and war. The book features fifteen groups of girls, all age 10 to 18, who are tackling challenges in 13 countries in the Middle East, Asia, North and Latin America, Africa, and Oceania.

Between 2013-2016, noted author and photographer Paola Gianturco and her 11-year-old granddaughter, up-and-coming author and photographer Alex Sangster, teamed up to interview and photograph 102 girls, each of whom tells her own story in her own words. Wonder Girls is the third in a triptych by Paola Gianturco. Women who Light the Dark (powerHouse Books, 2007) told about women activists. Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon (powerHouse Books, 2012), described grandmother activists.

One hundred percent of the authors’ royalties from WONDER GIRLS will go to The Global Fund for Women to benefit grassroots groups of activist girls and women around the world, while proceeds from the selling of framed photographs from the book, and from the signed books themselves, during events in New Mexico, will benefit CREATIVITY FOR PEACE, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that is the leader in preparing young Israeli and Palestinian women to be peacemakers in their communities and across borders with compassion, friendship, and courage, and works with Santa Fe high school girls to advance their peacemaking skills, as well.

In her foreword in the book, Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of The Global Fund for Women writes: “Too many programs that claim to ‘empower’ or ‘uplift’ are long on rhetoric and short on giving girls real power and space. Not so with the initiatives in this book. It features girls who are creative, gutsy, and determined to be responsible citizens … We must enable all girls everywhere to have such voice, confidence and agency.”