National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives to Screen Documentary Film -Girl Rising-

Press Release: February 16, 2016

National Archives to Screen Documentary Film Girl Rising

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City (MO)…On Tuesday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m., the National Archives at Kansas City will screen Girl Rising, a film from Academy Award® nominated director Richard Robbins. A moderator question and answer discussion, led by Letitia Harmon, with the audience will follow the film screening. A free light reception will precede the discussion at 5:30 p.m.

Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers will watch the stories of nine girls living in developing countries who confront challenges and overcome impossible odds to pursue their educational dreams. Film running time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

This program is sponsored by UNA Women, a committee of the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City and the Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute at the University of Saint Mary. Program partners include the Mu Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., SAFEHOME, and the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA).

Reservations are requested for this free film program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

About the Moderator

Letitia Harmon is an International Human Rights Consultant working with Strategic Applications International. She has degrees from Seattle Pacific University and University of Washington in International Relations. Harmon has focused on South Asian Political Economy and Women's Rights and is currently working with organizations in Kenya to combat gender-based violence.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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