Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Care Action Network Invites You to a Screening of Girl Rising on June 22 and June 23

How about dinner and a movie?  Or better yet, how about dinner, a movie, and a fundraiser for CARE?  The New Mexico chapter of the CARE Action Network (CAN), invites you to a local screening of the documentary Girl Rising on Saturday, June 22, at 123 Broadway Blvd. SE, at 6:30 p.m.  This fundraiser for CARE, which includes dinner and drinks, will only cost you $30.

But CARE not only needs your money, but your awareness about the Millennium Development Goals, particularly Goal 2 (Achieve Universal Primary Education) and Goal 3 (Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women).  So if you are unable to go to the Saturday fundraising dinner, you are urged to attend a free screening at the same location on Sunday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m.  

For more information contact Keith West-Harrison, CAN volunteer coordinator in New Mexico,  keithwestharrison@me.com

Check out this trailer of the movie, followed by more information about this wonderful documentary.

10×10 has partnered with CARE to build a global movement promoting girls' education centered on the feature film, Girl Rising.

Girl Rising spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Many millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. We can help break those barriers by bringing global attention to the enormous benefits of educating girls. Your community is a great place to start.

The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian "pavement-dweller" whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter's dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala Aminatta Forna and others tell the girls' stories, each in it's style, and all with profound resonance.

These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.

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