Spring ’14 WRC Leadership Series to Feature Pair of Documentary Screenings, Q&A Sessions

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'Class Dismissed: Malala's Story' to be screened on May 12; 'The Invisible War' on May 14

By Ross French on April 11, 2014

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The Women's Resource Center at the University of California will screen "Class Dismissed: Malala's Story" and "The Invisible War" as part of their annual Leadership Series.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Women’s Resource Center at the University of California will host a pair of documentary screenings and discussions as part of their annual Leadership Series, which is part of the Leadership Community for Women Initiative.

On Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.in HUB 302S, Adam Ellick will screen “Class Dismissed: Malala’s Story,” which tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl who, as an activist for women’s rights to an education, was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban. She survived the attack and today is a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy and courage in the face of death. She recently received the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

Following the screening will be a question and answer session with Ellick.

“Ellick has built a close bond with Malala and her family,” said Adrienne Sims, director of the Women’s Resource Center. “He is one of the only Westerners to have done so.”

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in University Theater, filmmaker Amy Ziering will screen her film “The Invisible War,” an investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the United States armed forces. The award-winning director will participate in a question and answer session following the screening.

“‘The Invisible War’ was shown on campus back in 2012 and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2013,” Sims said. “We are thrilled to have Amy returning to campus and to have the opportunity to screen this important film again.”

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