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Documentary “Girl Rising” screening

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The innovative feature film, Girl Rising, will be screened in Naples Tuesday, April 8 at the Naples United Church of Christ, located at 5200 Crayton Road. Girls Rising, from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Journeying around the world to witness the strength of the human spirit, Girl Rising demonstrates the power of education to change a girl as well as the world. The highest grossing documentary of 2013 is the central component of the 10x10 global campaign to educate and empower girls; working to create a ripple effect that will transform communities for generations. Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not; yet by educating girls, the cycle of poverty can be broken in only one generation. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. screening; followed by a discussion and wine and cheese reception. The cost is a $25 tax-deductible donation to Planned Parenthood of Collier County. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Shannon Starr, Planned Parenthood of Collier County, at 239-262-8923, ext. 300. Planned Parenthood of Collier County, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is the nation’s largest and longest-running family planning organization. Thousands of women, men and teens living in Collier County visit health centers in Naples and Immokalee each year and rely on the comprehensive and affordable services to make responsible and informed decisions about sexual and reproductive health. PPCC health centers are located at 1425 Creech Road in Naples and at 419 N. First St. in Immokalee. For additional information, call 239-262-0301 or visit

Occurs once: Apr 8, 2014 (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Naples United Church of Christ
5200 Crayton Road, Naples, FL 34103

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