Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

GIRL RISING: A film that sparked a movement

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Daniel Arts Center - McConnell Theater

Girl Rising FilmGirl Rising spotlights the unforgettable stories of nine girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. The film sparked a global movement for girls' equality.

Bard College at Simon's Rock, in asssociation with Girl Rising and Marah Koprowsk, present selected chapters from the film.

Christina Lowery, Girl Rising CEO, and Marah Koprowski, event sponsor, will be on hand to talk about the film and give a behind the scenes glimpse of how a film sparked one of the most successful media-for-social-change projects of our time.

The event is free with suggested donation. All proceeds will benefit Girl Rising through the Girl Rising Impact Fund and its global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment. (A small processing fee will be included in your online donation.)

Register online to attend or call 413-528-7400 and leave us your name, email address and best number to call. We'll be happy to register you.

ACE Credit available.



Girl Rising is an organization with the mission to educate its viewers on the importance of girls' education. Their platform works to inspire change by sharing the stories of real girls and their struggles to obtain an education.  Girl Rising uses the power of storytelling to change the way the world sees and values girls. Together with partners, they launch high profile campaigns to bring visibility to the issues girls face and inspire people to dismantle the barriers that hold them back.

CLICK HERE to Check out the trailer!  

Christina Lowery, Girl Rising CEO is passionate about narrative storytelling as an engine of social awareness. She has been with Girl Rising since its inception. Christina is responsible for the strategy and execution of Girl Rising’s expanding work around the globe, currently with campaigns in India, Nigeria and The Democratic Republic of the Congo and launching in Latin America and the Middle East in 2017. Her portfolio includes the production of new Girl Rising-branded media, implementation of GR’s global programs and ongoing engagement with public and private sector partners, foundations, media partners, educators, and grassroots supporters. The efforts of Christina and her team have yielded a global campaign with broad and deep impact and a brand which is now synonymous with girls’ empowerment.

Prior to becoming CEO, Christina was Girl Rising’s Managing Director and the Supervising Producer of the original Girl Rising film. Her passion for storytelling is founded upon decades of experience in documentary film and television, having contributed to, produced and overseen films for, ABC, CNN, Bill Moyers, Martin Scorsese and Robert Deniro, among many others. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University and a Masters in International Community Planning from the University of Texas, Austin. She lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley with her husband and three children.

Marah Koprowski, Event Sponsor,  was compelled to produce this screening after meeting the foundation’s CEO, Christina Lowry, and learning about the impressive mission of the Girl Rising film and Impact Fund.  Marah’s life has been infused with global awareness, as a child of Peace Corps volunteer parents, through a love for travel and adventure, and as part of the international community of Dragone Entertainment Group. Marah is the recent recipient of the Mustafa Diversity Scholarship, awarded through the State University of NY and believes that our most important and hard won asset is an education. Following in her mother’s footsteps to pursue a career in medicine and human aide, Marah is currently working toward her Masters degree to be a Physician Assistant.

For more information on this and other events at Bard College at Simon's Rock call 413-528-7400 or email

Cost: Free with Suggested Donation

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