Parents are invited to join their students from 10-11 a.m. next Tuesday, Oct. 11, for a special assembly in the high school gymnasium to celebrate International Day of the Girl. The event, hosted by Riverdale’s Girl Up club (affiliated with the United Nations), will address the changing way girls are being treated all over the world, as well as their future global role. Speakers include Congressman Kurt Schrader, who will discuss what the Capitol is doing to protect the rights of adolescent girls on a global scale; Grace Wong, a teenage activist for women’s empowerment and involvement in the STEAM field; and female refugees from the Portland area.