Girl Rising Film Screening
The Global Education Coalition of New York City, the Global Campaign for Education-US, and Bank Street College of Education are sponsoring a screening of Girl Rising.
Friday, October 25th, 2013
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Bank Street College of Education, 610 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025
5:00 PM Mingling and hors d'oeuvres
5:30 PM Welcome
5:45 PM – 7:45 PM Film Screening
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Panel Discussion
This screening is open to the public for an admission fee of $10. Reserve your ticket now through Eventbright.
Girl Rising Film Teaser
Dr. Virginia Casper is a developmental psychologist and teacher educator who is the director of Bank Street’s new International Initiatives and Partnerships. She has worked with young children and families, teaching and directing the Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention Program for many years, as well as serving as Interim Dean and Associate Dean at Bank Street. During her recent sabbatical Virginia served as a visiting professor at the University of Johannesberg, South Africa, Soweto Campus, having worked with South African early care and education projects for over 12 years. Her publications include, Community-based Learning to Support South African Early Group Care. (Early Years: A Journal of Research and Development, 2011) and Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Learning Together (McGraw-Hill, 2009). For the past three years she has also worked with US and in-country early care and education colleagues to create the Groe©, a culturally relevant assessment and professional development tool to achieve meaningful goals for program quality in the global South. Dr. Casper received her MA from NYU and her doctorate from Yeshiva University. Read More...
Dr. Bernadette Anand is a faculty member in the Graduate Division of Bank Street College of Education in New York City. She won two prestigious Fulbright Awards in 2008 and 2013 to serve as a teacher scholar at Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu and CALORX Teachers University Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. In 2008, she co-edited with Dr. Sujathamalini The Joy of Teaching: Stories from In-service Teachers written in both English and Tamil. Currently she is developing a partnership with two universities and a foundation in India to develop progressive teacher education programs for their faculties and new teachers. Dr. Anand earned her M.A. from Providence College and her doctorate from New York University. Read More...
Chernor Bah is a youth advocate, girl champion, and former refugee from Sierra Leone. He is the youth representative on the high level steering committee for the Global Education First Initiative and Chair of the Youth Advocacy Group. He has worked for Nike Foundation, helping to launch a dynamic version of the Girl Effect campaign in Ethiopia called YEGNA, and for UNFPA, leading innovative girls’ programming in Liberia.
Nora Fyles, MA, is the Head of the Secretariat for the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), a multi-stakeholder partnership committed to improving the quality and availability of girls’ education and contributing to the empowerment of girls and women through transformative education. The UNGEI Secretariat is hosted by UNICEF in the New York office, and Ms Fyles functions as Senior Education Advisor to UNICEF. Before joining UNGEI, Ms. Fyles headed the Education Policy team for the Canadian International Development Agency from 2006 to 2012, and also served as the Senior Education Specialist for CIDA’s Asia Program from 2003. Prior to her time at CIDA, Ms. Fyles consulted with UNICEF, UNDP and a number of NGOs, educational institutions and government ministries with a focus on education and gender issues, including extended residential assignments in Vietnam, Belize, Bangladesh and Indonesia. In Canada, Ms. Fyles worked a Senior Policy Analyst for the Status of Women Canada, taught children and adults, and managed community-based literacy programs. Ms. Fyles holds an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, and a MEd from the Ontario Institute for the Studies of Education, University of Toronto.
Dr. Edwin H. Gragert has over three decades of experience in the field of global education. He currently is the Director of the Global Campaign for Education-USA, a broad-based advocacy coalition of national and international organizations committed to securing a quality education for all young people worldwide. Before GCE-US, he served as Executive Director of iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)-USA, a global K-12 online educational network that pioneered online collaborative project-based learning among classes worldwide. During his 22 years at iEARN, it grew from two countries to a network of iEARN organizations in over 130 countries with approximately two million students using technology daily to collaborate on educational projects. Earlier he served as Executive Director of ICYE-US, an international youth exchange program, and also worked for the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ed received a BA in Japanese political science from the University of Washington and an MA in Korean History from Columbia University. His PhD at Columbia was in Japanese history. He published Landownership Under Colonial Rule: Korea's Japanese Experience in 1994. He has authored numerous articles on educational technology and teacher professional development and has a regular column on Huffington Post where he explores educational issues in the US and around the world. He is currently writing a history of iEARN.
Basbibi Kakar was born in Afghanistan and raised in Pakistan where she completed her secondary education in Maryam High School in 2008. She is 21 now. She got her Accounting diploma from Schunaizia college of Commerce and Management. She worked in National Area Based Development program in Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development as a Finance Officer and later with SOLA (School of Leadership, Afghanistan) as a Residential Advisor/ Dorm Supervisor and the project manager for GCA program in Afghanistan. Currently, she is a student at Montclair state university.