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There has never been a better time to shine a light on stories of women affecting change around the world. The evidence is clear — when women and girls are provided with opportunities for education and jobs, access to health care services, and are a vital voice in governance, we can make great strides in addressing serious social issues such as poverty, violence, and political corruption.

Utilizing our extraordinary catalogue of documentary films that provide critical perspectives on the most pressing issues facing women and girls today, ITVS and its partners are uniquely poised to use film as a tool to spark conversation and inspire action in innovative ways. Join ITVS and dozens of television stations and community organizations across the country to present a special series of screenings that highlight issues affecting women in the U.S. and across the globe.

All screenings are FREE and open to the public.

Seattle, WE FEM

Off and Running

August 23, 2010
Seattle University Pigott Building Rooms 100,101 and Atrium
Marion & 12th
Seattle, WA 98122
Information: patrick_baroch@itvs.org

6:00 PM: Mrs. Goundo's Daughter

6:00 PM: A Girl's Life

8:00 PM: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

8:00 PM: Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City

Partners: Seattle University, Department of Women's Studies, Seattle Office for Civil Rights/Seattle Women's Commission, Americans for UNFPA, New Course, KCTS9

Colorado Springs Women's Empowerment Event

Miss Navajo

August 12, 2010
Colorado College
Cornerstone Screening Room
825 N. Cascade
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Information: chris.loud@ifsoc.org

6:00 PM: Miss Navajo

8:00 PM: Miss Navajo

Partners: Independent Film Society of Colorado (IFSOC), Colorado College

Lexington, On Their Own Terms Screening Series

Shadya

Kentucky Educational Television
600 Cooper Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502
Information: sokeefe@ket.org

August 5, 2010, 6:30 PM: Shadya

August 12, 2010, 6:30 PM: Made in L.A.

August 19, 2010, 6:30 PM: Sunset Story

August 26, 2010, 6:30 PM: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Partners: KET, Kentucky Educational Television

Los Angeles, REAL LIFE FILMS: Authentic Stories About Us

Going on 13

August 10, 2010
Legacy LA, Hazard Park Armory
1350 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Information: desiree_gutierrez@itvs.org

2:30 PM: Going on 13

4:00 PM: Troop 1500

5:30 PM: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

Partners: City of Los Angeles Gang Reduction Youth Development Office

Nashville Women's Empowerment Summer Screening Series

A Girl's Life

August 21, 2010
The Nashville Public Library
615 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37219
Information: allison_inman@itvs.org

9:30 AM: A Girl's Life

11:00 AM Off and Running: A Very American Coming of Age Story

1:00 PM: Troop 1500

3:00 PM: Lakshmi and Me

Partners: Nashville Public Television, Nashville Public Library, Hands on Nashville, Nashville Film Festival, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

Philadelphia Women's Empowerment Summer Film Festival

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

August 7, 2010
The Leeway Foundation
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Information: sara<em>zia</em>ebrahimi@itvs.org

12:00 PM: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

1:30 PM: Made in L.A.

3:30 PM: The Education of Shelby Knox

5:30 PM: Bronx Princess

6:30 PM: Off and Running: A Very American Coming of Age Story

Followed by a discussion with Rocky Otoo from Bronx Princess and Avery Klein-Cloud from Off and Running: A Very American Coming of Age Story

Partners: WHYY, The Leeway Foundation, The Coalition of Labor Union Women, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, and the Women's Medical Fund

Chicago Women's Empowerment Summer Screening Series

Made in L.A.

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Information: naomi_walker@itvs.org

August 15, 12:00 PM: Made in L.A.

August 15, 2:30 PM: Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City

August 22, 12:00 PM: Going on 13

August 22, 2:30 PM: Troop 1500

Partners: Chicago Foundation for Women, Women and Girls Collective Action Network, Girls in The Game, Mujeres Latinas en Accion, Chicago Women In Trades, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group

San Francisco Women's Empowerment Screening Event

Troop 1500

August 4, 2010
San Francisco Main Public Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Information: sara_smith@itvs.org

3:30 PM: Troop 1500

4:30 PM: Off and Running

6:00 PM: Bronx Princess

6:30 PM: Shadya

Partners: San Francisco Public Library, Priority Africa Network, International Museum of Women, Global Fund for Women

Boston Women's Empowerment Screening

Sisters of 77

September 4, 2010
Boston Main Public Library
Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116
Information: scrane@bostoncares.org

2:00 PM: Sisters of 77

Partners: Boston Cares, Boston Public Library

Rochester Women's Empowerment Screening Series

The Education of Shelby Knox

WXXI Studios
280 State St.
Rochester, NY 14614
Information: sktutino@wxxi.org

August 17, 2:00 PM: A Girl's Life

August 19, 2:00 PM: The Education of Shelby Knox

August 24, 2:00 PM: Bronx Princess

August 26, 2:00 PM: Going on 13

Partners: WXXI

Queens Women's Empowerment Summer Screening Series


Troop 1500

August 6, 2010
Detective Keith Williams Recreation Center
173rd St. & 106 Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11433

3:00 PM: Going on 13

August 11, 2010
Sorrentino Recreation Center
18-48 Cornaga Ave.
Far Rockaway, NY 116913

6:00 PM: A Girl's Life

August 13, 2010
Al Oerter Recreation Center
131-40 Fowler Ave.
Flushing, NY 11355

6:00 PM: Shadya

August 18, 2010
Roy Wilkins Recreation Center
177th St. & Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11434

7:00 PM: Troop 1500

August 20, 2010
ARROW Community Center
35-30 35 St.
Astoria, NY 11106

6:00 PM: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

August 26, 2010
Playground for All Children
111-01 Corona Ave.
Corona, NY 11368

5:00 PM: Double Dare

August 27, 2010
Lost Battalion Hall
93-29 Queens Blvd.
Rego Park, NY 11374

12:30 PM: Sisters of 77

Partners: New York City Department of Parks and Recreation