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85 Broads: Jam Session with Wendi Huestis
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
85 Broads Jam Session
Event Details
"The Ripple Effect of Girls’ Education: Why We Must All Be Part of the Solution."

Educating girls and women is the most effective way to address global poverty. Women who finish secondary school earn more money, have smaller, healthier families, and are more likely to educate their own children—breaking the cycle of illiteracy in one generation. Literacy is the cornerstone of all learning and fundamental for participation in today’s global society, yet 793 million people across the globe lack the ability to read and write. That includes every medicine bottle, employment ad and ballot form they encounter. Of all the illiterate people in the world today, two-thirds are female and over 90 percent live in developing countries.

In this session you will discover how:

(A) To engineer a better future by being part of the solution to combat poverty.
(B) To get involved in local volunteer opportunities that help educate children.
(C) Men are and continue to be catalysts for change in girls’ education.
(D) Kids can make a big difference no matter how little they are – here’s how to teach them to take action against gender inequality.
(E) To enter into a raffle to win free books about global education – for kids and adults.
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85 Broads Jam Session

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Women's Executive Leadership Board

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