On Friday, October 11th in celebration of the UN’s International Day of the Girl, in honor of this occasion, we invited Brooklyn youth (age 10 and older) to attended a free screening of “Girl Rising”. It is a powerful, heart-tugging documentary that follows the lives of nine girls in nine different countries, each of whom dreams of attending school to better her life. The film narrators include Selena Gomez, Alicia Keyes, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
Millions of girls around the world face barriers to education that boys do not. Yet, when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Let’s spread this powerful message together!