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The Dignity Project: Screenings

  • Lower East Side Girls Club 402 East 8th Street New York, NY, 10009 United States (map)

The Dignity Project is a storytelling workshop for young women to learn new digital skills and share stories about important issues in their lives, in the process empowering themselves and each other. It establishes a safe space for young women, where they are free to create their own personal expression through digital storytelling. We strive to raise awareness about women's rights and build collective responsibility in the community. The mission of The Dignity Project is to empower young women to become agents of change and to end violence against women and protect women’s rights.

During this fall's 4-week-program, the participants of The Dignity Project learned to explore themes of gender-based violence and learned the basics of digital storytelling, creative writing, video making and vlogging with modern technology and with the assistance of the professionals of the field. The outcome of the project was 5 short films, each telling a different story about the experiences of living in this country as a young woman immigrant with a South Asian background.

We are proud to invite you to the screenings of the short films made by the Dignity Project students! During the event, the participants of the program will receive a certificate of graduating from the program.


The Dignity Project is a New York based collaboration between The Kota Alliance, Saba Ismail of Aware Girls and Florence Montmare, supported by Eileen Fisher Community Partnerships. Thank you to the Lower East Side Girls Club for generous contribution of their space and equipment which helped make this program possible!