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Girl Rising: Inspiring Global Citizenship and Local Engagement
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
A responsible citizen–local or global–is open-minded, culturally literate, and leads with empathy. Girl Rising exposes young people to those skills by connecting them to stories of challenge faced by girls around the world as they seek education and strive for opportunity.
In this edWebinar, Kayce Freed Jennings, Senior Producer of Girl Rising, shares the story behind the film, and how it has inspired a global movement today. She shares stories of girls whose lives have been transformed because of the power of education–true-life examples of resilience and determination to tackle issues such as child marriage, poverty and gender-based violence. Kayce discusses the importance of investment in global girls’ education and how this subject has proven effective at enhancing global awareness, promoting empathy, and increasing critical thinking among youth.
Through case studies, viewers will gain a concrete understanding of how they may apply or modify Girl Rising’s innovative, low (or no)-cost, and flexible curricular resources within their own work. Viewers will leave the session prepared to implement, joining a vibrant and growing community of 6,000+ educators already part of the Girl Rising movement and a larger community of girls’ rights advocates. K-12 classroom teachers, university professors, department chairs, administrators, student life teams and extracurricular program staff are invited to watch this recorded session. Girl Rising’s content and programming is especially recommended for those engaging with upper elementary, middle and high school students.
About the Presenter
Kayce Freed Jennings is co-founder of The Documentary Group and senior producer of Girl Rising. As part of Girl Rising’s leadership team, Kayce directs the U.S. Educator Program and worked closely with author Tanya Lee Stone on Girl Rising’s book for young adults. She also oversees the support for the girls in the Girl Rising film. Previously, Kayce was a producer at ABC News, based in London, Atlanta and New York. She covered international and national news events for virtually every news division broadcast, was on the staff of Nightline, World News Tonight and 20/20, and worked with virtually every major news anchor. She serves on the board of Win, an agency that serves homeless families, and sits on the advisory boards of SOLA – School of Leadership, Afghanistan, and the Bridgehampton Child Care Center.
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