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LET GIRLS LEAD: Empowering Girls Globally

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
5:15pm - 7:30pm
North America

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Let Girls Lead empowers girls and their allies to lead social change through advocacy, education, economic empowerment, storytelling, and strategic partnerships. The program will feature a dynamic panel including Executive Director of Let Girls Lead Dr. Denise Dunning; co-chair of the Teen Advisory Board for Girl Up Riya Singh; and Executive Director of New Field Foundation Sarah Hobson. The panel will be moderated by International Museum of Women Executive Director Clare Winterton.

The evening will include a special screening of a trailer for PODER, a new film by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lisa Russel. POSER tells the powerful story of girl-led change in Guatemala and highlights how Elba and Emelin, two Mayan girls ages 16 and 14, overcame widespread discrimination and poverty to transform their own lives, families, and communities.

Event details: Tuesday, November 19 at the Schwab Center, 211 Main Street (at Howard), San Francisco. Wine reception and check-in begins at 5:15 p.m.; program from 6:00 to 7:30. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets now!

Let Girls Lead is based at the Public Health Institute. A few of Let Girls Lead's recent successes include ending child marriage in southern Malawi by empowering girls to advocate with village chiefs; guaranteeing legal protection for girls' health, education, and welfare in Liberia through passage and implementation of the national Children's Law; and reducing teen pregnancy and HIV infection rates by improving youth access to comprehensive education and services in Guatemala and Honduras.

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Thank you to Wells Fargo for generously supporting the speaker series.
Thank you to Charles Schwab for hosting and supporting this program.

Special thanks to our community outreach partners Global Fund for Women, ITVS, Public Health Institute, and Women's Funding Network.

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