Educate girls and change the world? Absolutely.
“Girl Rising” is a documentary that’s been inspiring and impacting audiences across the country, and it’s coming to Reno on Thursday, June 6.
Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And, yet, when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Removing barriers to girls’ education – such as early and forced marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination, lack of access to health care, and school fees – means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world for all.
Think Kindness and the Junior League of Reno have teamed up with UNR to bring this film to Reno and increase awareness in our community about the educational conditions surrounding young women throughout the world. The film showcases nine stories featured of girls from nine different countries, as well as ideas on how individuals can influence and provide for a specific child of their choice.
By sharing their personal journeys, the girls of Girl Rising become our teachers. As one of them says, “I feel as though I have power…I can do anything. And I have important things to do.” Research shows that investing in girls can transform families, communities and nations. The girls of Girl Rising show us how.
- When: June 6, 2013. Doors open at 7pm, screening at 7:30pm
- Where: University of Nevada, Reno Community Health Sciences Auditorium
- Cost: $10, with all proceeds going to charity
- Tickets: Available for purchase at www.thinkkindness.org/girl-rising.