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January meeting: Girl Rising

  • Rose Hill School Coniston Avenue Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9SP United Kingdom (map)

Ahhhhhhh school. Remember those days? Some of us loved it, some of us flipping hated it. But we all got the opportunity to go. As will your daughters, and your daughter’s daughters. It’s hard for us to really grasp that, even in 2015, in other places on the globe, girls still don’t automatically get an education.

Can you believe that more than 62 million girls are out of school around the world?
That’s 62 million cases of unrealised potential. 62 million little potential lady-powerhouses without a voice!

Let Girls Learn is a U.S. government-wide initiative launched by the lovely Barack and Michelle Obama to tackle this problem. They have teamed up with Girl Rising who are campaigning globally using storytelling in a feature film to raise awareness of the barriers to girls' education.

Their hugely successful social campaign #62MillionGirls invites people to share the things they learned at school that these girls don’t have the opportunity to. It’s gathered huge momentum and we’re fully pumped to get stuck in.

THE BRILLIANT BIT!

Girl Rising’s campaign manager, Lauren Manning, comes all the way from New York to join us for this very special Wells Angels WI event.

She’ll be chatting to us about the background of the campaign and will screen a chapter of the Girl Rising feature film which journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. I’m sure we can twist her arm for some inside gossip on the first lady too 😉

We're all about sharing the love, so we'll be releasing a limited amount of tickets for this event to non-members. 

 

WANT MORE?

The Film:
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, 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.

Links:

#62MillionGirls

Let Girls Learn

Girl Rising

 

Earlier Event: December 14
December meeting: Christmas Party