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Due to unforeseen circumstances, a scheduled March 31 speaker at Manchester University, Shabana Basij-Rasikh, will be unable to give her presentation.
“The Hope of a Girl: School of Leadership, Afghanistan” will be replaced by excerpts from the 2013 documentary “Girl Rising” and a related discussion.
The film focuses on “ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams,” according to its website, http://girlrising.com.
Several local speakers will discuss issues faced by girls in developing countries who wish to pursue an education.
The event is 3:30 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. It is free and open to the public.
The Peace Studies Institute will work to bring Basij-Rasikh, founder of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, to campus next year to give her intended presentation.
March 23, 2015