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‘Girl Rising’ screening and discussion

Sep 24, 2015

Educating girls can break the cycle of poverty in just one generation, yet, millions of girls around the world face barriers to education such as early marriage, gender-based violence and child labor. Delaware Valley University will be hosting a public screening of the award-winning film, “Girl Rising,” which explores the fight to increase access to education for girls. The screening will be on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the University’s Life Science Building auditorium. Guests do not need to register in advance and there is no cost to attend. After the film, DelVal faculty will facilitate a discussion with guests about the fight for girls’ education.

Narrated by celebrities such as Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Selena Gomez, "Girl Rising" is a groundbreaking film that tells the stories of nine unforgettable girls across the globe who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. 

The film is part of the Girl Rising global campaign, which aims to change attitudes and catalyze investments in girls’ education and girl empowerment around the world. The campaign seeks to teach people that investing in girls can transform societies by helping communities thrive, helping economies grow and stabilizing countries. 

The event is being presented by the University’s graduate counseling psychology program and by DelVal’s chapter of the American Association of University Women.

"I will read, I will study, I will learn. If you try to stop me, I will just try harder. If you stop me, there will be other girls who will rise up and take my place. I am change." - "Girl Rising" 

 

Watch the Girl Rising Official Trailer here.

Tickets: There is no charge to attend and reservations are not needed.

Directions: The University is located at 700 East Butler Avenue in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Parking is available in the lots C and A.  For special accommodations, please contact Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook at Sklaroff-vanhook9814@delval.edu or at 215.489.4384.