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Cultivating Community: An Evening of Film

Presidential Precinct
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Nov 15 7:00PM - 8:30PM

The Presidential Precinct is hosting "Cultivating Community: An Evening of Film" as a part of a week-long program of events focused around Promoting Gender Equality in Education. From November 13-17, 30 emerging leaders from over two dozen countries will come together in Charlottesville todevelop innovative ideas and effective solutions to ensure that women and girls around the world have access to quality educational opportunities that will set them up for lifelong success.

Through the screening of four short films, this program will highlight the work of a few emerging leaders from around the world who are working tirelessly to ensure gender parity in their communities. Hear live from the films' producers about the vision behind their work, the progress seen in their countries, and the challenges they continue to face in their day-to-day work.


Bukky Shonibare, Founder, Girl-Child Africa; Coordinator, Adopt-A-Camp
Abigail Kayser, PhD candidate, UVA Curry School of Education
Lauren Wollack, Senior Director, Vital Voices Global Partnership


7:00-7:10pm | Welcoming Remarks by Bukky Shoniabare, Strategic Team Leader, #BringBackOurGirls

7:10-7:30pm | Kwatuwa, a documentary on the state of education in the northeast of Nigeria following the Boko Haram insurgency by Bukky Shonibare

7:30-7:45pm |Black Girlhood: Access & Assets, a film highlighting the perspectives of young girls in Charlottesville City Schools, by Abigail Akosua Kayser

7:45-8:00pm | Vital Voices Stories -ElsaMarie D'Silva &Nadia Bushnaq, stories of combatting sexual and gender-baed violence in India and Syria

8:00-8:20pm | Panel Discussion + Q&A

*Tickets are not needed to attend this event. There is no need to print or have tickets in hand otherwise.*

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