Join Las Fotos Project in a community celebration of the United Nations Human Rights Day with a free screening of Girl Rising, a groundbreaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors, using powerful storytelling to deliver a simple, critical truth: educate girls and you will change the world.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 // 6PM-9PM
Legacy LA // 1350 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Parking: lot (limited) and street parking
Environment: Free, safe, educational and family-friendly event
Kindly RSVP here: www.lasfotosproject.org/RSVP
About Human Rights Day:
Human Rights Day Los Angeles: Educating the World Thru Art is in response to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s post-2015 millennial development goal (MDG) initiative to involve youth as active global citizens and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted on December 10, 1948. The date has since served to mark Human Rights Day worldwide. For more information: www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/
Youth in Los Angeles:
Los Angeles is home to a culturally rich and diverse immigrant population. Over the years, the city of Los Angeles has been at the forefront in the fight for immigrant rights across the state and nation — making the city a more welcoming environment for its immigrant communities. According to the University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, 1 in 14 children is an immigrant, nearly 1 in 5 have at least one undocumented parent in Los Angeles. UNESCO research finds that access to education and access to reliable and safe transport are closely linked. Poverty, ethnicity, location, gender inequality, lack of public transport networks are some of the obstacles that stand in the way of children getting to school in different regions of the world. Los Angeles immigrant youth face many of these life obstacles, such as accessing higher educations due to their legal status. In May 2009, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)’s California Dream Network launched the “Light the Torch for the California Dream Act” campaign. This statewide effort mobilized 13,000 immigrant youth. In 2011, the California Dream Act signed by Governor Jerry Brown, which allows undocumented immigrant students to apply for state-funded financial aid for college.
Release Date: 2013-03-07 Limited
Running Time: 101 min.
Director: Richard Robbins
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Priyanka Chopra, Chloë Moretz, Freida Pinto, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys
Distributor: Gathr Films
Official Site: Girl Rising Official Site