Montage Initiative, with the collaboration of many Fairfield University academic departments, is pleased to announce the screening of the movie White Rainbow to shed light on a serious international issue of social justice.
This movie is based on the life of social activist, writer, and scholar, Dr. Giri. White Rainbow shows the plight of widows in India as they are abandoned by their families to survive on their own on the streets. Stigmatized and maligned by Indian society, they flock to the holy city of Vrindavan, known as "the City of Widows", in order to find "Moksha" - Salvation. This movie shows the journey of four courageous women as they dare to challenge the injustices against women in their society.
The movie screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Mohini Giri, Julie Mughal, and Sreerupa Chaudhary. Dr. Giri is the founder of the Guild for Service Foundation, a non-profit organization working to educate and empower women in India. Julie Mughal is an Assistant Director of the Fairfield University Center for Faith and Public Life. Ms. Chaudhary is a trustee of the Guild for Service Foundation.
We invite you to come learn about a little known, yet urgent subject and help bring social justice for women and societies worldwide!
This event is made possible by Fairfield University, the Guild for Service Foundation, and Montage Initiative. The Fairfield University departments involved include the Center for Faith and Public Life, International Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Model United Nations Club.