Africare in the News In Brief

 

Africare to Host “Girl Rising” Film Screening in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2013) – Africare is proud to host the screening of 10x10’s feature film Girl Rising about girls’ education around the world on Thursday March 7, 2013 at 8:30 p.m., at the Gallery Place Stadium 14 theatre in Washington, D.C.

Girl Rising, a powerful and innovative new feature film by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl - and the world. Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and other acclaimed actors contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman, in collaboration with Hans Zimmer. 

Africare shares 10x10’s commitment to women’s empowerment and is currently executing a women’s empowerment program in the Logone Oriental region of Chad.

“Africare has always been in the forefront of women’s empowerment across the continent of Africa,” said Kendra Davenport, Africare’s Chief Development and Communications Officer. “We know that empowerment starts with education and we are proud that this film highlights not only the need for education but also the success stories of girls from around the world,” Davenport continued.

Last October, Africare partnered with 10x10 for the first-ever International Day of the girl by facilitating a discussion among D.C. community leaders and non-profit representatives who are actively engaged in the fight for gender equality.

Girl Rising, produced by the 10x10 campaign, is part of the global action initiative for girls’ education and awareness. 10x10 was launched by an award-winning team of former ABC News journalists in association with Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions and powered by founding partner, Intel Corporation, and distribution partner CNN Films. 10x10 uses the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a simple, critical truth: Educate Girls and You Will Change the World. 

For more information on the screening, the film, please visit Gathr website. For media passes for the screening, please call Yolonda Faulkner at 917.403.6378.