"Girl Rising" - Educating Girls to Change the World
Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
ONE GIRL WITH COURAGE IS A REVOLUTION
Please join Women's Forum for a screening of the intensely moving Girl Rising, a "groundbreaking film which tells the story of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actors. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world."
Women's Forum will be screening the movie and hosting a reception following.
To learn more about the film, and the movement, please click here.
To watch the movie trailer, click here.
"This film gives visual corroboration to knowledge we already have: Educating women and girls has the most optimistic, positive effects on families, communities and economies worldwide. If to see it is to know it, this film delivers hope; reasonable, measureable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future." - Meryl Streep
The movie will be introduced by Katrina Sousounis, a 7th grade student at R.J. Grey Junior High School in Acton, MA. In 2011 she started the first Girl UP Club in Massachusetts and since that time has organized fundraisers for Girl Up, raised awareness on girls' issues in the developing world, rallied her club to become involved in all aspects of this special cause, and created interest in other UN entities among her teachers, family, and friends.
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Women's Forum @ UNA-GB
Since 2006, the Women's Forum @ UNA-GB has become an active local community of women and men working to improve the lives of women and families in the developing world. Its mission is to raise awareness of the issues facing women in developing countries and to engage others in this effort.
The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) serves as a resource for the citizens of the Greater Boston area on the broad agenda of critical global issues addressed by the United Nations and its agencies: peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian relief, economic development, and education. A membership organization founded more than 50 years ago, UNA-GB is committed to building a stronger network of global citizens in the Boston area.