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Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time

  • Centennial Hall (Room 1614), University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire 1698 Park Avenue Eau Claire, WI, 54701 (map)

Tanya Lee Stone

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This event is co-sponsored by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire McIntyre Library.

Why are 130 million girls around the globe not being educated and what can we do about it? Inspired by the film of the same name, Tanya Lee Stone's Girl Rising tackles these questions. Stone will explore how educating girls is the single most powerful tool we have to make our world a safer, healthier, more functional place. She will unpack the major obstacles to education, including where and why they happen and how we can easily be activists. Q&A invited.

This talk will include a mini-screening (one chapter) of the film.

TANYA LEE STONE is passionate about telling the unsung true stories of people who have been left out of our histories. Her work has earned an NAACP Image Award, Robert F. Sibert Medal, Bank Street Award, and many other honors including NPR Best Books, Boston Globe-Horn Book, Publishers Weekly Best Books, Washington Post's Best New Reads, Smithsonian Magazine Best Books, Chicago Public Library Best Books, and multiple state awards. Stone is on the faculty of Champlain College and frequently travels as a guest speaker.