October 11th is International Day of the Girl. Girls Write Now, an organization of professional writers established to serve underserved high school girls, will celebrate this cross-cultural event on October 10th, with a special meeting at the United Nations. There they will debut their music video, “Ode to Malala,” on a global scale. The video, inspired by the life of a 15-year-old Pakistani education activist, is a celebration of the voices of girls and women worldwide, as much as it is a recognition of the dire need to support those voices.
Though the U.N. events are private, GWN will be holding a roundtable discussion and cocktail party afterward at Tishman Speyer in Tribeca at 6 PM. Representatives of Penguin Random House, Little Brown & Co., and Tumblr will be in attendance, as well as authors such as Robin Morgan and Bridget M. Davis. More info, as well as access to tickets, can be sought at Girls Write Now.
Watch “Ode to Malala” before it premiers globally.
Check out Breaking Through, the latest edition of GWN’s annual anthology of student writing.
Learn more about Girls Write Now.