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Int’l Day of the Girl Screening & Talk by Miki Agrawal — 10/11
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
IT’S A GIRL
Evan Grae Davis, Director, 2012
USA | 64′ (English)
On Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm, CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) and Think Act Change NYC invite you to screen and discuss IT’S A GIRL, a documentary film about the battle to end gendercide.
We’re super excited to confirm that the wonderfully awesome serial social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal (best-selling author of Do Cool Sh*t, WILD pizza restaurateur, recipient of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and named 2013’s Forbes’ “Top 20 Millienials On a Mission”) will be joining us to discuss the film and her current project THINX, an underwear solution for “that time of the month” with proceeds from sale providing seven reusable cloth pads to get millions of girls back in school. And she’ll be bringing FREE PIZZA from Wild! And Sydney-based Think Act Change founder Avis Mulhall will be hosting, and Molly Hayward, founder of Cora (provides organic feminine hygience products by subscription and by donation to women in need all over the world) will be joining the panel discussion!
The United Nations estimates that as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because they have been killed, aborted or abandoned simply because they are girls. Will gender equality ever become a reality? What is stopping us from tackling this universal problem together and advancing women’s human rights today? This will be a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts on the latest Emma Watson HeforShe speech and on what you think the media and organizations could be doing collectively in our community to further gender equality because at the end of the day it’s not his or her problem, it’s our problem.
Early bird tickets are $11 online. Seating is limited and first come, first serve. Tickets are $15 at the door.
ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
Girls who survive infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own husbands or other family members. The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls.
The film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.
ABOUT SPEAKER MIKI AGRAWAL
Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She was a recipient of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and named 2013’s Forbes’ “Top 20 Millienials On a Mission.” She is the founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table, alternative pizza concept called WILD (www.eatdrinkwild.com) in NYC. She has since partnered with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh to open the concept in Downtown Las Vegas.
Her next undertaking is THINX (www.shethinx.com), a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women during their “time of the month.” She and her partners teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund seven reusable cloth pads for every pair of underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school.
Miki is also a partner in Super Sprowtz, a children’s media company working to get kids to eat more vegetables (www.supersprowtz.com).
Most recently, Harper Collins published her book entitled “DO COOL SH*T” (www.docoolshit.org) on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design. The book launched on August 6th, 2013 and in 3 days, it hit #1 on Amazon Bestsellers list in entrepreneurship.
Miki is an identical twin, half-Japanese, half-Indian French Canadian, former professional soccer player and graduate of Cornell University.
It’s a Girl web siteWatch trailer
October 201411 5:30 pm