Northeastern University – Charlotte has teamed up with Charles Schwab & Co. to screen the inspiring film “Girl Rising” on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM. In this documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins 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. The film journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.
The Girl Rising organization acknowledges that girls face more barriers to education than boys and believe educating girls is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty in developing countries. The organization’s website states, “Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive.”
This is a powerful thought, that education cannot only changed the life of one individual but everything from a small town to a whole country! Northeastern University is built on a tradition of engagement with the world with 150 countries in our global network and the support of 200,000 alumni worldwide; we are proud to support girls’ education around the global by hosting a film screening for the Charlotte community. Join us at our uptown campus at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 for a private screening of this powerful film and thought provoking discussion on education! We invite you to bring friends, family and children over the age of 12 to witness the power of education and become part of the movement. Only a few seats are left so reserve your seat today!