Girl Rising is a new film by Academy Award nominated director, Richard E. Robbins, about the power of education to transform lives and the importance of investing in girls' education. The film spotlights young women from Nepal, Peru, Haiti, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, and Cambodia. Providing narration are actresses Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep, Salma Hayek, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, and others.
This fundraiser begins at 5pm with a free 'international' dinner followed by the two-hour film screening. You can watch the trailer at http://10x10act.org/girl-rising
As part of this fundraiser, campus partners and local organizations will be on hand to share program information and volunteering opportunities during the meal and after the screening. Attendees are encouraged to stay for dessert and coffee during a post-viewing discussion about the film.
Donations are welcomed (at the event), with a suggested amount of $5-$10 per person. All funds raised will be donated to the 10x10 Fund for Girls' Education, a global action campaign for girls' education.
The screening will take place on the PSU campus in Hoffman Hall.
To learn more about the film or the 10x10 Fund for Girl's Education, please go to: http://www.10x10act.org
Tickets are available at the co-sponsoring department locations:
Intensive English Language Program (IELP), University Center Building, Room 400
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), East Hall Room, Room 122
Women's Resource Center (WRC), Montgomery Building, Basement