Preview: Raising Ms. President

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Raising Ms. President.

When I first saw the title of this screening flash through my email inbox, I knew I had to see this. I have a daughter, a tween, who is about to turn 11. So the description of this dynamic screening really struck me as a mother. As a writer.  As a blogger. As a children’s librarian. As a stay-at-home-work-at-home-work-outside-the-home-parent. As a female who is raising just ONE of the next of our female generation. I want my daughter to view this screening with me. I want her to experience this and be drawn into the dialogue that is about empowering our young females and setting their hopes and dreams high above all else in life.

The one hour film is written and directed by Louisvillian Kiley Lane Parker, who says of her work, "I'm excited to finally have this film finished and out in the world. It is so important to encourage our young women to see themselves as leaders. I truly believe that with more women at the decision making table, there will be better outcomes for us all."

Members of the Louisville Girls Leadership and Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will be joining in a discussion as a Panel of Powerhouse Women. They will be discussing and answering questions, encouraging participants in the audience to be inspired to reach for the stars of their own life journeys. More about the documentary and what its ambitious goal is: “Studies show that when more women are at the political decision making table, their presence does make a difference, the problem is, women just don’t want to run. Most young women find it too much pressure and too difficult to run for elective positions. This documentary explores some of the reasons women don’t run for office and uncovers where political ambition begins. If we don’t have more young women envisioning themselves at the top, then asking them to run for office when they are older won’t matter. We must change the political landscape across the board, for the betterment of all people and our country.”

This documentary is open to the public and is for all ages. Admission is $6 for students and $15 for general admission. You may call Kentucky Center at 1-800-775-7777 or click here for ticket information. See this trailer here for a sneak peek.

For more information, visit www.raisingmspresident.com

Image courtesy of Raising Ms. President, Facebook

About Erin Nevitt
Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!
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