Girl Rising - Film Screening

Date: 10th October, 2013
Venue:James E. Marks Intercultural Center

Over 60 students, staff, and community members enjoyed a film screening in the Drexel Marks Intercultural Center on Thursday, October 10th. Girl Rising, facilitated and co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs, Center for Interdisciplinary Programs, Office of Equality and Diversity, and School of Education, tells the triumphant stories of nine girls from a variety of cultures around the world that reflects their struggles and triumphs to overcome societal or cultural barriers to go to education. Dr. Kristy Kelly, Director of the Global and International Education program, facilitated a discussion among the attendants following the screening of the film. The audience told their own personal and inspiring stories about the importance of educating girls. Dr. Kelly’s talk provided a deeper understanding of the theme and message of the film. The screening of Girl Rising was part of GlobalPhilly™ 2013 as well as the Perspectives of Peace photography exhibition currently being screened in the Marks Intercultural Center.