Girl Rising Screening at Marafiki Fair Trade November 17th - get your tickets NOW!

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Marafiki Fair Trade is bringing a global movement to educate girls and change the world home to Metuchen with a  screening of Girl Rising.   Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. The film captures their dreams, their voices and their remarkable lives. It is also a movement dedicated to empowering and achieving educational equity for girls around the world.  The film will be shown on Sunday, November 17 at 2:30pm at the Old Franklin School House, 491 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen - The suggested donation is $5.00 and additional donations will be gratefully accepted.  For more information or tickets call 732-902-6300 or visit our event page at www.facebook.com/events/1423222211238219/.

Linda Koskoski and Deborah Zupan, co-owners of Marafiki Fair Trade believe in the power of education to change not only a girl, but the world. "By hosting a screening of Girl Rising in Metuchen, we are demonstrating our commitment to breaking down the barriers that prevent girls around the world from going to school ­ barriers like child marriage, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination. We are humbled to be part of this growing movement, raising visibility in our community alongside thousands of other events worldwide."

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Girl Rising was directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins and is narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington. The film premiered in the United States on March 7th, the eve of International Women's Day, and has since been screened by millions in cinemas, campuses, corporate boardrooms and private homes worldwide.

 

Girl Rising is also a movement that embraces the words of activist Malala Yousafzai: "One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution."

 

Your donation goes to support girl focused programs through the Girl Rising Fund. The Fund is distributed to Girl Rising's high impact network of non­profit partners who are working on the ground: A New Day Cambodia, CARE, Girl Up/United Nations Foundation, Partners in Health, Plan International USA, Room to Read, and World Vision.

 

GIRL RISING IS A FILM.

GIRL RISING IS A MOVEMENT.

GIRL RISING IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE FUTURE.

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