SCREENING #2: Film Screening - "It's A Girl"
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Due to popular demand, we've made available a 2nd screening of the documentary "It's A Girl," that will be played at a separate location (concurrently) at CPCC's Central Campus!
If you're on the wait-list for the 1st screening at Tate Hall, we recommend that you sign-up for the 2nd screening.
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte, together with Central Piedmont Community College, would like to invite you to a special screening of "It's A Girl," a new documentary discusses the the systematic extermination of a particular gender, in this case girls, around the world.
Girls who survive infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own husbands or other family members.
In India, China and other parts of the world, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide.” The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics.
Shot on location in India and China, It's a Girl reveals the issue. It asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women.
Click here to View the Official "It's A Girl" Trailer:
Film Screening "It's a Girl" (2nd Screening)
October 17, 2012
6pm - 8pm
Venue: Central High (CPCC Central Campus),
Room 301 (corner of Elizabeth Avenue and Kings Drive)
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion and moderated Q&A section
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World Affairs Council of Charlotte
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) was founded in 1983 as an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, it is supported by private funding from individual and corporate member dues and contributions.
As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the WACC seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in the increasingly interdependent political world.The Charlotte Council is a member of the World Affairs Council of America and together with 90 other such World Affairs Councils and affiliates across the country, our mission focuses on improving international education and encouraging citizens to participate in the national debate on world affairs.