“One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution.” – Malala Yousafzai
The value of our education is something that too many of us students take for granted, but it’s important to shed light on the fact that not everyone else has the opportunity and privilege to learn. With the support of the Parent Association and the Hiatt Center, a couple of both upper and middle school students are hosting a screening of the documentary, Girl Rising. The documentary zeros in on the importance of educating girls worldwide. Research has proven that educating girls can change the world. When a girl is educated, the cycle of poverty is broken in one generation.
Girl Rising will provide a vehicle to spark conversation about global gender inequality. The film travels through the lives of nine ordinary girls who face obstacles to access education worldwide. Their thirst for knowledge and belief that they themselves can change the world is contagious. The title may be, Girl Rising, but it is important that boys and men play a role in supporting this movement. In the film, some male counterparts were the ones who empowered girls the most. These boys and men were able to be the catalysts for change to push the girls to continue on their journey no matter how grueling their circumstances happen to be. When men inspire young boys to treat females with equal respect, the barriers of gender inequality can be set free.
The event takes place on Tuesday, April 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Rogers Room with a light dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. This program is open to students, parents, faculty and alumni and we encourage families to come together. We will be screening at least three of the nine segments in order to leave ample time for discussion and activities.
Please RSVP here.