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Girl Rising at Vashon Theatre

The Maasai Children’s Initiative and Woman’s Way Red Lodge, two nonprofits with local ties to Vashon, are bringing the groundbreaking film "Girl Rising" to the Vashon Theatre for a one-night screening, Tuesday, May 7th, at 6 PM. The event is a fundraiser for the two nonprofits’ international projects; tickets are $5-$15 at the door and donations for women’s and girls’ education will be accepted.
The highly acclaimed documentary tells the stories of nine girls from around the world who face – and overcome – unbelievable obstacles on the path toward getting an education. Each girl’s story was written by an author and is narrated by a cast of great actresses, including Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, and others.
The film demonstrates the impact education can have on girls’ lives around the globe, and reveals a glimpse of the revolution for the right to an education. "If to see it is to know it, this film delivers hope; reasonable, measurable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future," said Streep.
The Vashon screening is the third in a series of films about issues relevant for women and girls hosted by Woman’s Way Red Lodge. All monies raised that evening will go to projects in Kenya and Nepal. The public screening is made possible by generous support from Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech.