BYOU Magazine is bringing a global movement to educate girls and change the world with a screening of the ground-breaking empowering film Girl Rising, which spotlights the stories of nine girls from around the world who face – and overcome – unbelievable obstacles on the path toward getting an education. Our screening is in the Denver area on Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 PM at the Arapahoe Crossings 16 Movie Theater (Arapahoe Rd & Parker Rd: MAP).
The film is directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard E. Robbins and narrated by a cast of great actresses, including Meryl Streep, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, and Kerry Washington, and is rated PG-13*. This BYOU Magazine Movie Night promises to be a fun and powerful evening, with speakers, giveaways, door prizes, and more!
SPECIAL FEATURE: BYOU Magazine cover girls actresses Allisyn Arm (star of Disney’s So Random!) and Katherine McNamara (star of Disney’s Girl vs. Monster) will introduce the film via exclusive video for BYOU Magazine! Lots planned for this event…don’t miss it!!
Tickets are $10 and are almost sold out! Purchase tickets at http://gathr.us/screening/2357
(If tickets are not available anymore on that site, please call us at (303) 400-8888 asap!)
More about Girl Rising:
The movie is the centerpiece of 10×10 – a global campaign to educate and empower girls.Girl Rising is being shown in hundreds of theaters around the country as a result of passionate organizers stepping up to captain screenings in their local cinemas. “This is an incredibly powerful film,” states Debra Gano, Founder & Publisher of BYOU Magazine. “It demonstrates the power of education to change not only a girl, but the world.Together we can be part of a revolution that gets girls into school. I highly recommend everyone see it, especially those with a passion to empower and advance our girls. My 10-year-old daughter said it was the best movie she’d ever seen!”
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. 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, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers.
“Girl Rising is about the world-changing power of educating girls,” said Holly Gordon, ExecutiveDirector of 10×10. “I am incredibly moved by the hundreds of individuals, businesses, and organizations who have stepped up to bring this important film to movie theaters and communities around the country.Girl Rising is the centerpiece of our global campaign, and these organizers are the foundation. Together,they are driving transformative change one community at a time.”
A portion of Girl Rising ticket sales go to support girls’ programs around the world through the 10×10 Fund for Girls’ Education. The Fund goes to 10×10’s high-impact network of non-profit partners and leaders in girls’ education: A New Day Cambodia, CARE, Girl Up/United Nations Foundation, Partnersin Health, Plan International USA, Room to Read, UNICEF, and World Vision.
Around the world, girls face barriers to education that boys do not. But when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. These statistics offer insights on the current status of girls’ education, and also illustrate the lasting impact education has on girls, families, communities, and nations around the world. “When girls go to school and get an education, they stay healthy.They save money. They speak up. They build businesses. Then they pass it all on … and poverty declines. Challenges become opportunities; progress happens.” – Richard Robbins, the Girl Rising Director
Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.
Purchase your tickets here: http://gathr.us/screening/2357 (if you’re not in the Denver-area, you can find screening locations in other states listed as well).
FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GIRLS EDUCATION:
1. Globally, 66 million girls are currently not enrolled in either primary or secondary education (UNESCO, 2012).
2. 80% of all human trafficking victims are girls (UNFPA, 2005).
3. There are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school (Global Education First, 2012).
4. 75% of AIDS cases in sub-Saharan Africa— the region hardest hit by the disease— are women and girls (UNAIDS, 2010).
5. In a single year, an estimated 150 million girls are victims of sexual violence (UNIFEM).
*Film is rated PG-13; some mention of sexual abuse but done tastefully. Suggested age 8 and over.