There was a terrific turnout for the Girl Rising movie showing at the school today. This stirring film explored the lives of nine girls around the globe from Afghanistan to Peru striving to overcome the obstacles to bettering their lives. Girl Rising illuminates issues such as sexual assault and child marriage, denial of education for girls, human trafficking and slavery, and poverty. The students from The Community School raised issues that are faced by girls in our own community as well. There was a good representation of girls and boys, women and men in the room and many poignant observations were raised in the discussion that followed. It was announced that the school will initiate a series of movies with discussion next year that will focus on the issues faced around the globe and in our own communities. Thank you to everyone that attended and supported this film. For more information about Girl Rising Click here.