Pearlette Ramos, Rotary 100 Member, is creating a documentary entitled Three (Extra)Ordinary Women using her upcoming climb up Kilimanjaro (September 2021) as a metaphor for the struggle too many girls and women must overcome, particularly race and gender inequality, to find their rightful place in our world.
Please view this 4 minute clip to get a glimpse into these women’s lives, and the journey they are about to take.
This project aligns perfectly with the statements of our Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta:
"Equality is a fundamental human right, and it's necessary for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Still, girls and women worldwide face inequities in areas including health and education and experience significant violence and disproportionate poverty. 
Rotary encourages clubs and districts to prioritize projects that improve the health, well-being, education, and economic security of girls in their communities and around the world. Take on a club-based initiative, a district grant, or a global grant that engages members of your community in a project that will protect and empower girls and increase equity by ensuring their access to resources that will improve their lives."emphasis added. 
Pearlette and her hiking sisters’ fund-raising goal is $700,000. This amount includes making the documentary and the social impact campaign that that will focus on showing this documentary to women and girls across the world. 
The Social Impact Campaign
The film will be strengthened through a Social Impact Campaign which will be initiated after the film’s release in April 2022. Having the ability to catalyze positive change and inspire solutions through storytelling, the social impact campaign will include a combination of film festival runs, broadcast, virtual and in-person community screenings aimed at:
1.   Bringing together educators, policymakers, social justice advocates, non-profits and grass root organizers for an educational campaign aimed at advancing gender and racial equality and peacebuilding locally and globally;
2.    Strengthening the capacity of girls and women to engage in collaborative approaches and community networks that support and inspire girls and women to step into leadership roles; and
3.   Encouraging humans everywhere to have meaningful dialogue about human differences and similarities—and the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The campaign will be targeted to Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike.
We request you and your club's support for this effort. Please join us in making this worthy project a reality.
* The contribution can be made through Film Independent a 501(c)(3)