Encinitas, CA, October 17, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Friday, October 11th was International Day of the Girl. In reflection of this event, on Friday, November 8th, The Grauer School’s community service and social justice club Girls Rising will be hosting a screening of their namesake film, Girl Rising, a documentary that shines the spotlight on the transformative power of girls’ education.
The Grauer School is bringing a global movement to educate girls and change the world home to Encinitas with this screening. 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.
“Equality is the future. The Girls Rising club believes that equality starts at home. The community has to understand what a girl has to go through to make it in the world,” says student leader Jada Henry, emphasizing the global aspects of these issues of equality.
This screening and consciousness-raising celebration will bring the school and the community together to raise global visibility about the importance of educating girls. The event will have authentic food by East African Cuisine, started and owned by a female Somalian refugee of the Civil War, a market of microfinanced handicraft goods, and desserts sold by Grauer School students, with proceeds going to benefit women’s charitable foundations, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Grauer School’s Great Hall. Suggested admission donation of $5. CommonSenseMedia.org recommends this film for children 12 years and up.
The Grauer School, a grades 6-12 private college preparatory school, is located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas, CA. Grauer is currently accepting applications for grades 7-12 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Learn more information online at www.grauerschool.com or by calling (760) 274-2116.
Girl Rising is 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. The film premiered in the United States on March 7th, the eve of International Women’s Day, and has since been screened by millions in cinemas, campuses, corporate boardrooms and private homes worldwide.
“If to see it is to know it, this film delivers hope; reasonable, measurable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future," said Meryl Streep.
“It's a powerful film that has the potential to inspire change in the world. If you're not moved, you're not breathing,” said Alicia Keys.
Girl Rising is also a movement that embraces the words of activist Malala Yousafzai: "One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution.” The movement was founded by awardwinning journalists at The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner, Intel Corporation. Girl Rising’s International Day of the Girl activities are sponsored by Intel.
Girl Rising is built on a foundation of partnerships with NGOs, corporations, policy makers, and grassroots organizations — all working to change minds, lives, and policy. A portion of film ticket sales goes to support girlfocused nonprofit partner programs through the Girl Rising Fund.
About The Grauer School
The Grauer School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and is the only school in the region to be honored as a designated UNESCO school. The Grauer School was named one of Outside magazine’s Best 10 Places to Work in the United States in 2013. The school serves as a successful educational model for hundreds of private schools around the world through the Small Schools Coalition (SSC) established by Founding Head, Dr. Stuart Grauer.
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