Girl Rising

Girl Rising

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Presented by the Human Rights Youth Interns of the Mid-Hudson Valley United Nations Association
3:00 pm | $5 | PG-13 | 1 hr 41 min | Documentary

A special screening of the film Girl Rising (PG-13) by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins seeks to bring attention to gender inequity in education in the developing world and foster conversations among high school and college students especially. There will
be a discussion following the film.

Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

The United Nations Association is an organization that aims to involve citizens in matters of the UN to take action and make their voices heard. The six human rights interns of the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association, all upperclassmen high school students at Oakwood Friends School, aim to facilitate discussions among other local students about domestic and international matters of the UN. Sophie Poux is a long-time resident of Rosendale, NY, a junior at Oakwood Friends School, a human rights intern with the United Nations Association and an organizer of this screening.