Human rights organizations sponsor Sept. 26
screening of CNN documentary 'Girl Rising'

 

September 20, 2013

Girl RisingDALLAS (SMU) —The Gendercide Awareness Project in partnership SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth and CARE present “Girl Rising” a CNN documentary that tells the true stories of how education improved the prospects of girls in developing countries, changing not only their lives but the lives of their families.

The event will feature dinner, the film screening and a panel discussion moderated by Rick Halperin, director of the Embrey Human Rights Program. The panel will include Brad McElya, president and CEO of the Invisible Girl Project, which assists Indian organizations in the rescue and care of Indian girls, and Alisha Robertson, founding director of The Kikulu Foundation, which funds primary and secondary education for orphaned children in Iganga, Uganda.

The fundraising dinner before the film will take place at Urban Taco. The cost of dinner includes a movie ticket and a donation to the Gendercide Awareness Project.

What: Screening of “Girl Rising”, panel discussion and dinner sponsored by Gendercide Awareness Project in collaboration with World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth, Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU and CARE
When: Thursday, Sept. 26
Fundraising dinner at Urban Taco 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Will Call ticket pick up starts 6:30 p.m.
Film at 7 p.m.
Where:

Angelika Film Center & Café
5321 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230, Dallas 

Urban Taco
5331 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 125, Dallas

Cost:

Movie only: $10
Dinner and Movie: $40
Purchase tickets at www.gendap.org

Gendercide Awareness Project is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing awareness of the problem of gendercide, the silent elimination of females, young and old, through sex-selective abortion, infanticide, gross neglect, and for older women, lack of access to food and shelter. 

SMU is a nationally ranked private university in Dallas founded 100 years ago. Today, SMU enrolls nearly 11,000 students who benefit from the academic opportunities and international reach of seven degree-granting schools.

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