|World Café Presentation at the Houston Public Library; screening of documentary “Girls Rising”|
Houston Public Library (HPL) celebrates Women’s History Month with the presentation of the “World Café: We, the Women: Voices & Vision.” Activities include:
A screening of the acclaimed documentary “Girls Rising”
Representatives from Voices Breaking Boundaries and Rails Girls Houston highlight the work and missions of their respective organizations
A Q&A with the Honorable Teta Banks, President United Nations Association (UNA) Houston and UN Girl Up Program
The World Café is a public forum co-sponsored by HPL and UNA Houston. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness on global issues and inform Houstonians on the local impact of these issues as well as the opportunities to get involved. The World Café encourages the public to "Think Globally. Act Locally." A complimentary coffee bar will be provided by Java Pura. The community is invited to participate and enjoy the dialog. This program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
4 PM: Screening of “Girl Rising”
6-8 PM: “World Cafe: We, the Women: Voices & Vision” Discussion and Q&A
Where: Central Library, 1st Floor Gallery Area, 500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313
Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) is a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization open to artists and individuals from a multitude of perspectives, backgrounds and countries. VBB produces performance events annually at venues throughout Houston and offers educational residencies and workshops for local youth and adults. Its mission is to cross borders, sustain dialogue and incite social justice through art.
Rails Girls offers tools and a community for women to understand sketching, prototyping, and basic programming, and to build ideas through that technology. Rails Girls was born in Finland, but has grown to be a global, nonprofit community of volunteers.
About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than seven million customers per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.
For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.