Student leader to speak at 'Girl Rising' film screening on Feb. 26

February 06, 2014

The Junior League of Reading and the O'Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Public Service will present the film "Girl Rising," on at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Francis Hall Auditorium at Alvernia University in Reading, Pa. Penn State Berks student leader Amanda Gonzalez-Ortiz will be one of the featured speakers after the film, talking about the obstacles she's overcome in pursuing her education.

Tickets are $10 for faculty, staff and community members, and $5 for students with a student ID. A pre-screening reception will be held at 6 p.m. A discussion will be held after the film. Admission to both the reception and discussion are included in the ticket price.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins, "Girl Rising" is a film about the brave young women around the world who are fighting for education for girls. Renowned actors and prize-winning authors collaborate to tell the stories of nine remarkable girls who confronted tremendous challenges to pursue their dreams.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at Please look for parking information signage the night of the event, including information on a shuttle to and from the auditorium. For information call 610-374-9811 or email

  • Amanda in class

    Amanda Gonzalez-Ortiz is a student leader at Penn State Berks.

    IMAGE: Penn State
Last Updated February 07, 2014