Past Event

"The People's Girls": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

In celebration of International Day of the Girl, join us for a screening of the documentary The People’s Girls. A panel discussion will take place after the screening led by Zainab Zeb Khan.

"The People's Girls" documentary imageMore on Zainab Zeb Khan
Zainab is the President of MALA, and has moderated and spoken at panels at the United Nations’ General Assembly; 2016 Conference on World Affairs; UN Commission on the Status of Women; World Affairs Council in Atlanta; TedX; and George Washington University. She coordinates MALA’s Muslim American Journeys with StoryCorps nationwide.

More on the Documentary
Sexual harassment is a growing problem in the world, especially in Egypt. Through a series of interviews and social experiments, The People’s Girls takes a closer look at who is to blame, as well as how women are fighting back. This film is directed by Colette Ghunim and Tinne Van Loon. Learn more at

This event is funded, in part, by an Illinois Humanities Community Grant as part of its Illinois Speaks program. To see other upcoming Illinois Speaks events, visit our events page. Apply here for an Illinois Speaks Community Grant. Learn more about our Community Grants program.

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