Michelle Obama visits SXSW, calls for action on girls' education

March 16, 2016 6:56 PM

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AUSTIN — Michelle Obama visited the South By Southwest Music Festival on Wednesday to promote initiatives to improve education access for girls around the world. Let Girls Learn is fueled in part by proceeds from a new song by a group of female recording artists.

Speaking to a crowd in a ballroom at the Austin Convention Center, Obama said that 62 million girls around the world do not attend school, some because of lack of access, others because of cultural factors in countries where women are raised to be subservient to men. Last year, the Obamas launched L...

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