Let Girls Learn Anniversary

First Lady Michelle Obama views murals by  Mr. Brainwash, left, a Los Angeles based graffiti artist, during an event marking the one-year anniversary of Let Girls Learn.

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the one-year anniversary of Let Girls Learn, the Obama Administration’s initiative to help adolescent girls worldwide attend and complete school. As part of the event, the First Lady welcomed young girls from Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, to tour The Girls’ Lounge Let Girls Learn bus on the South Lawn of the White House.

First Lady Michelle Obama, in celebration of International Women’s Day, welcomes young girls from Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, to tour The Girls’ Lounge’s Let Girls Learn bus on the South Lawn of the White House, March 8, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

The Let Girls Learn bus then went across town for an event at Union Market in Washington, D.C. There, the First Lady was joined by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power for an event with young women, students, and stakeholders. In her remarks, the First Lady commemorated the one-year anniversary of Let Girls Learn and announced new private sector commitments in support of the initiative.

After her remarks, the First Lady viewed murals that were painted live during the event by Mr. Brainwash — a Los Angeles based filmmaker and street artist. One mural, with countless colorful hearts, represented the 62 million girls around the world are not in school – a number that the Obama Administration is working to change. 

You can help change the tomorrows of these 62 million girls by helping them get the education they deserve. See how you can take action:

First Lady Michelle Obama views murals by Mr. Brainwash, left, a Los Angeles based graffiti artist, during an event marking the one-year anniversary of Let Girls Learn, hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at Union Market in Washington, D.C., March 8, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

 

First Lady Michelle Obama contributes to a mural by Mr. Brainwash, right, a Los Angeles based graffiti artist, during an event marking the one-year anniversary of Let Girls Learn, hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at Union Market in Washington, D.C., March 8, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)