Published on May 14th, 2018 | by jsweber


Milwaukee’s Very Own, Anjana Murali, Continues to Do Good with Chess!

Five years ago, Milwaukee’s Anjana Murali collaborated with WSCF and started the very first All Girls Chess Camp to teach and promote chess to inner city girls. Her main goal at the time was to remove the gender disparity in chess and to instill confidence and self-esteem to all girls. After starting college at the University of Pittsburgh, she continues to conduct chess camps in underserved Pittsburgh neighborhoods with the goal of instilling in them values of perseverance and critical engagement while discussing life experiences in discrimination and resilience.

This past spring, she ran a special 10-week chess curriculum in the Homewood YMCA, an underserved neighborhood in Pittsburgh. During this program, the kids learned how to play chess, participated in a chess Winter Olympics (to learn teamwork), painted Resilience Murals, 3D-printed their own chess pieces, and produced a “Chess Do It” music video to tell everyone that even a “nerdy” game like chess can be as “cool” as rap!

Check out the awesome and fun video below! Keep up the good work, Anjana!

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