WorldLink Youth Forum: 'Sarabah'
Date and Time
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
San Diego, CA 92110
Come join the WorldLink Program for a screening of the film "Sarabah," followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Maria Luisa Gambale.
Gambale is the co-director of the 2011 award-winning documentary "Sarabah," the story of singer, rapper and activist Sister Fa, who smashed the barriers in the male-dominated hip-hop world and began a journey to transform her native country of Senegal in a very risky campaign.
Sister Fa and her band travel to rural Senegal to help eradicate female genital cutting, which she suffered as a child. She started singing in 2000 as a teenager when no girls rapped in Senegal, and was winning awards just two years later. As her social and political consciousness heightened, especially about girls’ rights and the violence they are suffering, she began using her music to bring awareness and to change the lives of girls.
Join in a discussion with Maria Luisa Gambale, and hear about how her team captured this amazing story and what she discovered about the power of youth to change worlds.
This event is open to all middle, high school and university students.
Be sure to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 7th, with your name, grade and school.