As you know, Google is committed to inspiring more girls to explore Computer Science. I’m excited to share with you our latest project that reinforces this mission. We’re supporting renowned documentary filmmaker, Lesley Chilcott, on her next film, CODEGIRL, focusing on girls in Computer Science.
We’d love you all to share the documentary with your organization, teachers, students and/or parents. CODEGIRL follows on the heels of Chilcott’s award winning, high impact documentaries, like An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman.
From November 1 – 5, on YouTube, Lesley’s film will be available for free, before its big theatrical debut in the weeks that follow. Our goal is to inspire as many students as possible during this special 5 day free viewing period. With your help, we will be able to inspire more high school girls (and boys) to pursue their passions in tech. You can access the film, starting November 1 onwww.madewithcode.com/codegirl. The teaser isavailable here.
Here are a few simple ways to participate:
- Pledge that you and your org will watch the film on social media using #rallyforcodegirl or email firstname.lastname@example.org let us know that you’re hosting a film viewing party.
oOPT1: So excited to #RallyForCODEGIRL! Hosting a @CODEGIRLMOVIE screening party with [fill in blank amount] of girls at [fill in blank location]!
oOPT2: [Fill in blank pledge] This is how I #RallyForCODEGIRL.
EXAMPLE: Asking for afterschool #code classes at the PTA meeting. This is how I #RallyForCODEGIRL.
oOPT 3: Have you watched @CODEGIRLmovie yet? Tag your friend and host a watching party! #RallyForCODEGIRL
oOPT 4: So excited to #RallyforCODEGIRL. I pledge to see @CODEGIRLMOVIE with [number of] people!
- Host a documentary viewing party as part of that pledge. The attached PDF has all you need for a successful Film Party Guide.
- Help spread the word: Post your favorite lines, moments and ideas about the film on social media and let people know you’ve watchedwith #RallyforCodeGirl.
Join us November 1-5, and help amplify Google’s commitment to Computer Science. As always, thank you for the tremendous work you do and for inspiring the next generation.
Jenny Backus | Senior Policy Advisor/ Strategic Outreach & Partnership