'Girl Rising' Screening

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University of Redlands to screen film Girl Rising

REDLANDS, Oct. 8, 2013–The University of Redlands will partner with the Redlands Forum and screen the film Girl Rising, in celebration of International Day of the Girl on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Memorial Chapel.

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. The film captures their dreams, their voices and their remarkable lives. It is also a movement dedicated to empowering and achieving educational equity for girls around the world.

“We believe in the power of education to change not only a girl, but the world,” Leela MadhavaRau, advisor to the president and associate dean for Campus Diversity and Inclusion, said. “By hosting a screening of Girl Rising in Redlands, we are demonstrating our commitment to breaking down the barriers that prevent girls around the world from going to school ­ barriers like child marriage, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination. I am proud to be part of this growing movement, raising visibility in Redlands alongside thousands of other events worldwide,” MadhavaRau said.

Girl Rising was directed by Academy Award­ nominee Richard E. Robbins and is narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington.

Admission and parking for this event is free.

WHAT: International Day of the Girl Celebration and Screening of Girl Rising

WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WHERE: Memorial Chapel, University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373

Event Contact:
Leela MadhavaRau



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