News Release Header Image

Girl Rising Film Explores Impact of Courage and Oppression

Sept. 6, 2016 – Free and open to the public, Collin College’s Dignity Initiative will screen the film “Girl Rising,” a story of nine ordinary girls, from around the world, with extraordinary persistence and determination.

The film will be shown at the following times and locations:

  • 6 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney
  • 6 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, Section E, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco
  • 6 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center,2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano

Doors open 30 minutes before each screening. All showings will be followed by a discussion about the film and the topic of global oppression of women.

The Dignity Initiative is a Collin College-based organization which works to raise awareness and inspire action on issues of violence against and oppression of women.

For more information, visit or email or

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.