Stand Up for Girls on October 11Posted by Sarah W on October 10, 2012
“523 million girls and women worldwide cannot read or write” – via LitWorld
Reading and writing are skills I take for granted, probably every day. Even before I could really read or write I spent hours at the coffee table scribbling on paper pretending I was writing very important documents. I sat members of my family (or my Cabbage Patch Kids) down and recited Green Eggs and Ham to them while turning the pages every so often (mainly for effect). I knew reading was important, though I faced my fair share of challenges when learning to read and I was fortunate enough to grow up in a household that admired writers, and now I find myself aspiring to be one.
Imagining my life without reading, education, or the freedom to pursue my goals seems impossible to me. And yet, millions of girls are faced with obstacles that keep them from getting the education that should be every person’s right. The good news is we are not powerless. When we take action, we can create a positive change for women and girls worldwide.
- Post a photo of yourself with the “Stand Up for Girls” sign, link it to the LitWorld Facebook Page and be entered to win tickets to the LitWorld Gala in New York City.
- Plan an event or check out the activities packet for ideas on how you and your family can Stand Up for Girls.
- Wherever you happen to be, join in the movement and physically stand up to champion the right of all girls to be Fierce, Fearless, and Free at 12 noon on Thursday, October 11.
Take action for every girl’s right to a quality education. What will you do to Stand Up for Girls?