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2013 Events

Invisible War Screenings

by Kirby Dick

A groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

ongoing: nationwide screenings

Young Lakota Online Social Screening

Free and open to the public

When South Dakota abortion politics bring political turmoil to the doorstep on the Pine Ridge Reservation, three young idealists and the tribe's first female president have to decide how far they will go to change politics as usual in their own community.

November 26, 2013 11am PT / 2pm ET : online

Family Volunteer Day

Free and open to the public

Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world.

November 23, 2013 : nationwide

International Museum of Women presents LET GIRLS LEAD: Empowering Girls Globally

Tickets Required

Evening will include a special screening of a trailer for “PODER,” a new film that tells the powerful story of girl-led change in Guatemala. "PODER" highlights how Elba and Emelin, two Mayan girls ages 16 and 14, overcame widespread discrimination and poverty to transform their own lives, families, and communities.

November 19, 2013 5:15-7:30pm : San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Premiere of Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth

Tickets Required

Join the special one night exclusive screening with special guest Geena Davis featuring a Q&A with Alice Walker and filmmaker Pratibha Parmar at the Grand Lake Theater.

November 18, 2013 7-10pm : Oakland, CA

WPBA Atlanta presents The Graduates Girls Hour Online Screening

Free and open to the public

The girl-focused online discussion will be moderated by Liz Lieberman with Spanish interpretation by Janette Knoop.

November 7, 2013 4pm PT / 7pm ET : online

Make A Difference Day

Free and open to the public

Each October millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. Make A Difference Day is a day to celebrate the power of people to use their time, talent, voice and money to create change.

October 26, 2013 : nationwide

Day of the Girl 11 Days of Action

Free and open to the public

The Day of the Girl Summit brings girls and girl-serving organizations together to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. The Summit has become a dynamic virtual platform that leverages community resources to build the movement for girls’ human rights. Participate in webcasts, online events and support girls voices throughout the month.

October 1-11, 2013 : online

Day of the Girl Online Social Screening

Free and open to the public

The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute's Youth Ambassador Board is hosting a special online social screening of Shadya to celebrate International Day of the Girl. Watch the film and join a national online conversation about girl's leadership around the world!

October 11, 2013 2pm PT / 5pm ET : online

Stories Breaking Through Silence

Registration Required

Join the International Museum of Women in association with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) for an evening event with Aminatta Forna, in conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Lecturer/Writer and MoAD Board Member. From human rights in Africa to the importance of education for girls and boys and now the impact of war and the silence that follows in Croatia; hear from one of contemporary Africa's important and perceptive chroniclers as she joins us to discuss her newest novel, The Hired Man, set in a Croatian town that is still recovering from the indelible effects of war.

October 10, 2013 5:30-8:30pm : San Francisco, CA

9/11 Day of Service And Remembrance

Free and open to the public

Each year, millions of Americans come together on the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance to honor those lost and those who rose in service after the 2001 attacks. Points of Light and HandsOn Network believes that bringing people together in service builds a permanent and positive legacy that rekindles the spirit of unity that existed immediately after Sept. 11, 2001. It brings together cultures, bridges differences and unites citizens of goodwill around the world.

September 11, 2013 : nationwide
Inspired by Malala: Muslim Women Discuss Activism, Community, and Islamophobia

Registration Required

We hear about sensational and shocking violence against Muslim women as well as their passivity and powerlessness. But what are the differences between media stereotypes of Muslim women and the reality? Four local Muslim women leaders will speak intimately to some of the top concerns facing American Muslim women: Islamophobia, misguided prejudices about Islam and Muslim women, and the shortage of role models and leaders.

September 12, 2013 6pm : San Francisco, CA
Solar Mamas Online Social Screening

Free and open to the public

Join World Vision's Women of Vision chapters across the country for a social screening of Solar Mamas. With encouragement from Jordan's Ministry of Environment, Rafea leaves her village for the first time to go to the Barefoot College in India to train to become a solar-energy engineer.

August 28, 2013 2pm PT / 5pm ET : online
Encuentro de Chicas Latinas

Registration required

A Convening of Latina Youth Leaders designed to inspire Latina youth to recognize their own abilities and become active in their schools and in their communities. The three-day program will include challenging activities for the girls and influential guest speakers from the Latina community.

August 13-15, 2013 : Camp Winona
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Free and open to the public

Chicago Foundation for Women joins The Chicago Public Library, WTTW11, International Women’s Association and Human Rights Watch to present a fascinating and thought-provoking program devoted to the ongoing pursuit of women worldwide for equality and empowerment.

August 14, 2013 6pm : Chicago
Invoking Justice Online Social Screening

Free and open to the public

Fed up with male-dominated Jamaats (community councils), where they have neither voice nor place, Sharifa and other poor rural and small-town Muslim women in South India set up their own Jamaat. Learn about their struggle and join the conversation with other online viewers and experts on gender, Muslim identity and women's rights.

August 9, 2013 11am PT / 2pm ET : online
Frontiers of Democracy 2013: Innovations in Civic Practice, Theory, and Education

Registration required

Join the Conversation and Action Planning about Women and Public Life. Participants will take a closer look at the status of women and girls in political and civic life in the U.S. Through a series of "short takes" (ten-minute, rehearsed, videotaped talks on critical issues in civic renewal), learning exchanges (90-minute discussion sessions), networking, and action planning opportunities, Frontiers will give participants an opportunity to identify challenges to women's equality and empowerment today and to explore individual, collective, and policy actions to address those challenges.

July 18–20, 2013 : Medford, MA

Girl Rising Premier on CNN

CNN Broadcast

When can a get-together impact the lives of millions? When it’s part of the world’s biggest house party – with a purpose. On June 16th and June 22nd, CNN will broadcast Girl Rising internationally on primetime television – and millions will watch this unforgettable film as one global audience.

June 16 & 22, 2013 : Primetime Television

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Service Unites Conference On Volunteering and Service

Registration required

The Conference on Volunteering and Service is the leading gathering of its kind, bringing together more than 5,000 service leaders to learn and cultivate new ideas for service, discuss the challenges we all face and work together to create solutions through the power of people.

June 19–22, 2013 : Washington, D.C.
The Revolutionary Optimists Online Screening

Free and open to the public

Join Women of Vision for an online social screening of The Revolutionary Optimists.

June 20, 2013 3pm PT / 6pm ET : online
Rebel Online Screening

Free and open to the public

150 years ago Cuban Immigrant, Loreta Velazquez, fought in the American Civil War but was later erased from history. Find out why in a special online screening of Rebel in conversation with filmmaker María Agui Carter. The screening is co-presented by Latino Public Broadcasting and Women and Girls Lead.

June 20, 2013 4pm PT / 7pm ET : online
The Revolutionary Optimists Community Cinema Online Screening

Free and open to the public

Join the filmmakers and youth advocates to watch The Revolutionary Optimists online and chat live about the power of children to change the world. This Women and Girls Lead film follows a group of young advocates on a mission to convince the Indian government to install taps for drinking water in their slum community in Kolkata, India.

June 19, 2013 11am PT / 2pm ET : online
Through Her Lens Screenings

Free and open to the public

Join the Through Her Lens filmmakers plus Melissa Houghton, Executive Director of Women in Film & Video, and Rachel Payne, CEO of Fem Inc., in a conversation about women and filmmaking internationally.

June 12, 2013 11am PT / 2pm ET : online
Revolutionary Optimists Screenings

Free and open to the public

Amlan Ganguly, teaches the children of Kolkata's slums to become leaders in improving their own community's health and sanitation. Using street theater, dance and data as their weapons, the children have cut malaria and diarrhea rates in half, increased polio vaccination rates, and turned garbage dumps into playing fields.

May 2013: nationwide screenings

Women Deliver 2013 Conference

Registration required

Join participants from Ministries of Health, Finance and Development Cooperation, Parliaments, leading civil society organizations, global companies, and media for more than 120 sessions, high-level plenaries, skills-building workshops, and ministerial and parliamentarian forums that will inspire and inform your work to build a better world for girls and women.

May 28 – 30, 2013: Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

Wonder Women Screening

Free and open to the public

Join Women and Girls Lead for an online screening of the film to watch and chat live with the filmmaker, comic experts, everyday superheroines, and fans of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.

April 24, 2013, 1pm PT / 4pm ET : online
Online Video Fest + Live Google Hangout with Community Supported Film

Free online

Throughout March, NAMAC and Community Supported Film (CS Film) will make available, in full and for free, all of the films in their Fruit of Our Laborseries. These films were made by Afghans during an intensive 5-week training in documentary production provided by CS Film. NAMAC and CSFilm will host a live Google Hangout with CS Film to discuss sustainable approaches to community-based storytelling, the ethics and practicalities of multinational storytelling, and the curricular models and tools that go into produce such stunning films.

April 20, 2013 1 PM EDT / 10 AM PDT : online
West Hollywood’s Women’s Leadership Conference

Registration Required

The 7th annual West Hollywood’s Women’s Leadership Conference: Unlimited Opportunities – Knowledge. Power.Community. The mission of the West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference is to provide tools and support, inspired by the City’s Core Values, for women to be successful leaders in their private lives, in business and in the community.

April 19–20, 2013 : West Hollywood, CA

Welcome to the World Online Social Screening

Free online

Join Women and Girls Lead partner World Vision for an online social screening of Welcome to the World, which asks: How much is a child’s fate determined by the circumstances and location of its birth? Learn about World Vision's Women of Vision, a group of volunteers committed to defending and equipping those who are unable to defend themselves.

April 12, 2013: 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET : online
Girl Rising Exclusive Screening

Tickets required

Join Room to Read for an exclusive screening of Girl Rising at the West Hollywood Library. Enjoy a reception and screening, followed by brief remarks about Room to Read's Girls' Education Program.

April 10, 2013, 7:30pm : West Hollywood, CA

Kind Hearted Woman Form

Free and open to the public

Join a live audience to watch the first 30 minutes of the Kind Hearted Woman series and chat with Robin Poor Bear and Shirley Sneve, Executive Director of Vision Maker Media.

April 4, 2013, 11am PT / 2pm ET : online
#SheDocs Online Film Festival

Online event, free and open to public

#SheDocs Online Film Festival brings you the best independent documentaries that tell the stories of women and girls defying odds and rising to leadership positions throughout history. Ten films will be available online free throughout March in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

March 1 – 31, 2013 : online
Wonder Women! Screenings

Free and open to the public

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of the original comic book Amazon, Wonder Woman. From her creation in the 1940s to the superhero blockbusters of today, pop-culture's representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

March 2013: nationwide screenings
Welcome to the World Online Social Screening

Free online

Join Women and Girls Lead partner World Vision for an online social screening of Welcome to the World, which asks: How much is a child’s fate determined by the circumstances and location of its birth? Learn about World Vision's Women of Vision, which is committed to defending and equipping those who are unable to defend themselves. This event is part of the #SheDocs Online Film Festival.

March 25, 2013: 11am PT / 1pm ET : online
My Step, Her Stride San Francisco

Registration required

Women for Women International invites you to the Bay Area My Step, Her Stride. This family-friendly 5K walk/run and festival will bring people together at Fort Mason in San Francisco to help support women survivors of war. Present will be a number of speakers, including WfWI CEO Afshan Khan, as well as information booths, exhibits, and performances from African drummers and Afghani dancers.

March 16, 2013 : San Francisco, CA
UN Commission on the Status of Women 57th Session

Invitation only

The Commission on the Status of Women is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.

March 4-15, 2013 : New York, NY
Half the Sky Online Salon

Free online

On International Women's Day, fans of the Half the Sky Movement will be gathering online for a virtual salon screening of the film using our new OVEE platform. Seize this opportunity to discuss what authors of the book, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, call "the greatest moral challenge of our generation."

March 8, 2013: 2pm ET / 11am PT : online

Man Up Screening

Free online

The Man Up Campaign invites you to celebrate International Women's Day by watching clips from Half the Sky, Invisibile War, and Kind Hearted Woman online with a live audience. Join members in a conversation about how men and boys can help create a world where women and girls are free from violence.

March 8, 2013: 7:30pm ET : online

International Women’s Day March

Free and open to the public

During the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), taking place at the United Nations in New York from March 4-15, 2013, Member State representatives will discuss the advances they have made in the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. In response to this discussion AWID, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, United Methodist Women and the Women & Global Migration Working Group are calling on women’s organizations around the world to hold rallies, marches and vigils on International Women’s Day, Friday March 8, 2013, to advocate that States respond, protect, and prevent violence against women and girls in all their diversity!

March 8, 2013 : New York, NY
Girl Rising Premieres Nationwide

Tickets required

10x10 presents Girl Rising, a new documentary that spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl – and the world. More than 500 screenings will begin nationwide on March 7th.

March 7, 2013 : nationwide
Santa Fe Screening of Half the Sky

Free and open to the public

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a free public screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The screening will be followed by a panel presentation moderated by Ali MacGraw, featuring New Mexico women who are making a difference locally and worldwide.

March 7, 2013, 7 - 9pm : Santa Fe, NM
Women's World Banking Twitter Chat

Free and open to the public

Join Women's World Banking for "Leaders. Clients. Women.", a Twitter chat in honor of International Women's Day. In line with the global celebration of the progress of women's rights all over the world, share in this discussion of women as strong leaders and strong clients in the microfinance industry.

March 5, 2013 : online
I Was Worth 50 Sheep Online Social Screening

Free online

Join Women and Girls Lead partner World Vision for an online social screening of I Was Worth 50 Sheep, which follows a girl in Afghanistan who was sold into child marriage at the age of 10 years old. Learn about World Vision's initiatives to end child marriage and how you can get involved. This event is part of the #SheDocs Online Film Festival.

March 4, 2013: 1pm PT / 4pm ET : online
MAKERS Online Social Screening

Free online

Help Women and Girls Lead kick off Women's History Month and the #SheDocs Film Festival with an online social screening of MAKERS: Women Who Make America. Join 'makers' Barbara Smith and Amy Richards in an online chat while watching Episode 1 of the series. Share your own experiences and your organization's work to advance the women's movement over the past 50 years.

March 1, 2013: 2pm ET / 11am PT : online
Media as Global Diplomat: Media that Moves Millions

Free, registration required

The Media as Global Diplomat series of summits has highlighted the changing role of today's media in public diplomacy and peacebuilding since 2009. This year's summit, Media that Moves Millions will look at the unprecedented phenomena of user-generated media campaigns that have inspired masses of participants and rocked political systems, including We Are All Khaled Said, Half the Sky, Kony 2012 and A Million Voices Against the FARC. Please read this important information for guests attending public events at USIP.

February 28, 2013, 8:30 - 4pm : Washington, D.C.
Invisible War Screening at Lipscomb University

Free and open to the public

Nashville Public Television presents a special screening of the Invisible War at Lipscomb University to raise awareness on campus and across the state of sexual assault in the U.S. military as well as problems with sexual violence in the broader society.

February 27, 8:30pm : Nashville, TN
Night for the One Billion: An “Only in Oakland” 
Performance Ritual & Celebration

Tickets required

This February 14th, Valentine’s Day, women, men and youth from across the Bay Area will take part in Night for the One Billion, a 'mash-up' of politics, spirituality and performance, Oakland's unique contribution to thousands of simultaneous V-Day events happening across the globe in response to the violence experienced by one billion women and girls worldwide.

February 14 2013, 7 – 9pm : Oakland, CA
Social Screening of Shayfeen.com: We're Watching You

Online event, free and open to public

Presented in partnership with Muftah.org. Get an intimate look at the 2005 multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election’s legitimacy. The women provide unprecedented access to activists operating in and around the highest levels of both government and opposition groups.

February 6 2013, 12pm PST / 3pm EST : online
Online Social Screening of Solar Mamas

Free online

Join special guest panelist Claire Naber Matalqa, Project Manager of Jordan’s first graduate film school The Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts. Chat live while watching Solar Mamas, which follows Rafea — a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four — as she travels outside of her village for the first time to attend a solar engineering program at India's Barefoot College.

January 30, 2013, 6pm PT : online
Global sexualized violence from epidemiology to action

Registration required

Organized by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the symposium will bring together the best scientists, journalists, and policy makers to tackle the problem of how to end sexualized violence. The event aims to capitalize on the momentum created by the Women’s Media Center’s Women Under Siege Project to move toward identifying and implementing solutions to this global health crisis. Ms. Robin Morgan, Co-Founder of the Women’s Media Center will lead off the day with a plenary address. Journalist and Man Up Campaign Co-Founder Jimmie Briggs will deliver the closing, keynote speech.

January 25, 2013 : New York City

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