2014-2015 "Be the Change" Film and Speaker Series
With a discussion led by Dr. Elonda Ervin, ISU Diversity Officer
Tuesday, November 18th at 6:00 p.m.
Indiana State University Cunningham Library Events Room
510 6 1/2 Street, Terre Haute, IN
This film screening is made possible in part by generous support from ISU's department of economics, women's studies/gender studies program, interdisciplinary programs, Cunningham Memorial Library, and the University College in conjunction with the Fall Read.
Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.
Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive.
Yet millions of girls around the world face barriers to education.
Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all.
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.
Parking is available across the street, in the lot on the east side of 7th Street. Admission is free and open to public. We hope to see you there!
For more information on this and other events, please call the museum at (812) 234-7881.