VIDEO: Girls Rising author leads campus discussion
On Monday, October 22nd, Tanya Lee Stone visited Saint Michael’s College to discuss her book: Girl Rising, based on the 2013 documentary film of the same name. The documentary shares the stories of girls and young women from across the globe who have struggled to gain access to education under conditions of poverty, child marriage, slavery, gender discrimination, and more. The book elaborates on these stories and includes many of the girls whose interviews were left on the cutting room floor. The film was screened on campus earlier this month in preparation for Wednesday’s discussion and Q&A. Stone is based in Vermont, having first seen Girl Rising with her teenage daughter at Roxy Cinemas in downtown Burlington. She’s currently an adjunct professor at Champlain College.
Tanya Lee Stone was invited to campus by department chair Valerie Bang-Jensen of Education. The program has used Girl Rising as a common read text for students in the major.