Celebrate International Women’s Day 2010 with CARE!
Building on the success of the 2009 International Women’s Day event, A Powerful Noise LIVE, CARE and partner organizations are planning to bring together thousands of people in theaters across the country to celebrate, learn and take action to empower women and girls in the fight against global poverty in 2010.
On Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 7:30pm, CARE will present Half the Sky LIVE in movie theaters nationwide. Inspired by the best-selling book from Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky LIVE will celebrate International Women’s Day with musical performances, celebrity commentary, and the world premiere of Woineshet, a powerful short film directed by Academy Award® Winner Marisa Tomei.
As featured on Oprah, CNN, and Dateline NBC, Half the Sky remains a New York Times bestseller and a critical favorite across the globe. With Half the Sky LIVE, you can watch the pages of Half the Sky come to life onscreen as Woineshet chronicles the struggles of a young Ethiopian woman who ultimately triumphs over sexual violence and discrimination.
Broadcast to theaters across the country, this one-night-only event – featuring the authors of Half the Sky, Dr. Helene Gayle of CARE, Melanne Verveer, Marisa Tomei, and other experts and celebrities, as well as musical performances by India.Arie and Angelique Kidjo – will motivate you to participate in the growing movement to empower women and girls in the fight against global poverty. Half the Sky LIVE is the perfect way for our members to celebrate International Women’s Day together and stand in solidarity with women and girls all over the world.
Visit www.halftheskylive.com to watch the film trailer, find your local theater and purchase tickets (which will range from $10-12). Soon, you will be able to download a discussion guide and other tools to help you make the most of the event. Also, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let CARE know about your plans to participate and learn about special engagement opportunities for members of CARE partner organizations!