Educating young girls is a global effort. On Saturday, the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will screen "Girl Rising," a popular film with a mission to start and direct a conversation about education for young women and the barriers children around the world face between them and learning. The film follows nine stories of girls from around the world — including Nepal, Peru, and Afghanistan — who are fighting in what the trailer calls a "revolution that can't be stopped." These girls, facing gender-based violence, slavery, and other obstacles, are not only fighting for their own education but also for their communities. Directed by Richard Robbins. The screening will be followed by a community "speak up" and a paper chain project.
"Girl Rising" will be screened Saturday, March 4, at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. For more information, call 392-8074 or visit gandhiinstitute.org and girlrising.com.