Girl Rising Screening
Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
April 20th 6:00 – 8:00
La Jolla High’s Parker Auditorium
Courtesy of Community Education Committee
La Jolla Cluster Association
Girl Rising is the culmination of 6 years of work by a team of former journalists from ABC News. They set out to investigate how to end global poverty and what they discovered was a simple elegant truth: That educating girls is the highest-return investment you can make in breaking cycles of poverty. The desire to spread that truth led them to make this film. What you will see is neither documentary nor fiction. Rather, it is an effort to take the stories of real girls far away from here – and the barriers they face to achieving their dreams – and present them in a way that is both moving and personal. Rated PG13, Girl Rising is a touching movie with voice-overs by Meryl Steep, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, and Selena Gomez among others.
- To learn more about Girl Rising and to see trailer: www.girlrising.com
- To learn about Room to Read’s Girls Education Program: www.roomtoread.org/girlseducation
- To learn about Suma a Room to Read Girls Education Scholar featured in Girl Rising please visit: www.roomtoread.org/freedomtodream
When & Where
Room to Read San Diego
We started with something simple, World Change Starts with Educated Children and are committed to focusing on two key areas where we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. Since inception in 2000 we have opened over 15,000 libraries and 1,600 schools, published over 850 children’s books in 23 languages, and provide over 20,000 girls with educations with 68% of our Girls Education Program graduates going on to college or specialty schools in 10 countries. In total we have distributed over 12 million books and have developed teacher training programs which have had an impact over 7.8 million children!
Find out more about how we're making a difference locally at www.roomtoread.org/sandiego