Young girls forced to marry at 12? A 6 year old forced to live and labor in squalor, a daughter sold to a master so the family can buy a car for their son. Come be a part of the United Nations Foundation campaign Girl Up at a screening of the groundbreaking documentary "Girl Rising" at Brookfield High.
The event is FREE with a suggested donation of $4.00.
Refreshments will also be provided by Chick-fil-a and more! 100% of all collected donations will be given to United Nations Programs that help girls around the world.
Recommended for ages 13+
Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses, "Girl Rising" follows the lives of nine unforgettable girls from developing countries who face enormous challenges everyday obtaining an education, and deciding their fate. "Girl Rising" illustrates the power of how educating and empowering girls and women can end global poverty.
Marissa Detlor will be giving a performance and there will be a raffle! A brief presentation about Girl Up and the United Nations work, a speaker to touch on the topic and kickoff the movie. Q&A follows screening for those interested.
Doors: 6:15 p.m.
Girl Up Presentation: 6:30pm
Speakers Discussion: 6:45pm.
Film Screening: 7:00 pm.
Optional Q&A: 8:45 pm.
Brookfield High School
45 Long Meadow Hill Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
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