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Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Fighting poverty

 

An important documentary, Girl Rising, will be shown twice in Springfield, at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church on March 9, and Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois Springfield, on March 11. The film was conceived by a team researching how to end global poverty that found that educating girls offers the highest return on investment in breaking the cycles of poverty. Girl Rising follows nine girls and their struggles to get a basic education. Narrated by a host of celebrities, it was directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard E. Robbins. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to help support the empowerment of girls and women. Sponsors are Friends of Brookens Library and the local chapters of Dining for Women, a national organization that funds efforts to help women and girls in developing countries. Visit girlrising.org for more info.

Girl Rising Screening
Sunday, March 9, 2-3:45pm
Douglas Avenue
United Methodist Church
501 S. Douglas Avenue
217-546-4631
Tuesday, March 11, 7pm
UIS Brookens Auditorium
217-206-6073
Free

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