Film Series

In 2013, the Junior League of Reading began to shift our focus from multiple direct programming projects to more of an issue-based community impact initiative. Through our “advocacy committee,” we searched for thought provoking films that would provide the perfect platform to raise awareness of some key issues surrounding our local and global communities.  Over the past 6 years, we’ve been able to spark diverse conversation through films that highlighted teen issues, digital awareness, women empowerment, and the ability to overcome diversity.

The Empowerment Project

What would you do if you knew you would succeed? That was the theme question in our 2018 film “The Empowerment Project.” In partnership with Girls on the Run, The Junior League of Reading screened the film to over 400 attendees. After the film Sharon Mast, President of Spark Solutions & Support Training facilitated a panel discussion. Panel members included Janine Quigley, Warden of Berks County Jail System, Dr. Khalid Mumin, Superintendent of Reading School District, Tania Pineiro-Colamarino, Owner of Ama Photography, Crystal Gilmore Harris, Student Services Secretary and Cheerleading Coach of Reading School District and PA State Senator Judy Schwank.

Read about the film screening in this article by Reading Magazine

Fast Facts

Past Films include:

2018The Empowerment Project

2017 – Screenagers

2016 – The Mask You Live In

2015 – Half the Sky

2014 – Girl Rising

2013 – Miss Representation

Check back for information on our 2019 Film