Friday, June 14, 2013

Girl Rising on CNN


Hello!

My name is Gabriella, and I am a rising sophomore at Tulane University in New Orleans. I am on summer vacation right now, and I'm interning in New York City with an organization called 10x10. This amazing organization works to promote girls' education around the world, and they recently released a film called Girl Rising that tells the stories of 9 girls in 9 different countries and their dreams of getting an education. So much of what I do here reminds me of the kinds of things we at BASI believe in—it's all about empowering girls to overcome unbelievable odds.

I wanted to let you all know that at 9pm ET/6pm PT this Sunday, June 16th, CNN will broadcast Girl Rising (click the link for the official trailer) on primetime television. I wanted to reach out to you and see if you'd be interested in hosting a party at your home to see the film on CNN with some friends—and reach out to people in your community to do the same! This is an unprecedented opportunity: The more minds we change, the more lives we impact.

Educate girls and change the world.

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Here's what you can do to help: 
1. Share the CNN global premiere of Girl Rising with everyone you know & ask them to host a viewing party.
What is Girl Rising? Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, Girl Rising tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses.
What's 10x10? ‪10x10 is a global action campaign for girls' education. Centered by the new feature film, Girl Rising, 10x10 uses the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a simple, critical truth: Educate Girls and you will Change the World.‬
What's the pitch? When can a get-together impact the lives of millions? When it’s part of the world’s biggest house party – with a purpose.
What can I do? Use the 'Social Share' kit we've made just for you.
What's inside the Social Share Kit? This kit has everything you could need to effectively spread the word to your community. Pre-drafted posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are included, as well as awesome photos to post on Facebook to promote our June 16th premiere. Find all the 'Social Share' tools you could need here.
2. Register your support by signing up to watch CNN and by hosting your own house party!
Sign up at http://www.10x10act.org/cnn and we’ll put you on the map - our interactive globe will display every house party on the planet. Invite your friends and family over to your place – or the local library, restaurant, community hall.
This is our chance to create visibility for girls… and an opportunity to raise funds to help them.
So gather your community for a good time – and a time to do some good.
Warmly,

Gabriella

P.S. Don't forget to get on the map! Sign up here to host a Girl Rising viewing party.

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