"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." - Margaret Mead
The acclaimed documentary by Sheila C. Johnson, A Powerful Noise, features three inspirational women who defy the odds to fight poverty and oppression. Jacqueline, known as Madame Urbain, who works to empower and educate girls in the slums of Mali. Bui My Hanh, an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam who started a support group for those in her country living with the disease. And Nada Markovic, a survivor of the Bosnian war who is bringing women together to rebuild their community.
In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8), the documentary will be shown simultaneously around the nation in 450 theaters on March 5 at 6:30pm CST. Immediately, following the screening of the film, a live town hall discussion in New York City will be broadcast into each theater. Participants will include the film's executive producer Johnson, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, CARE Advocate Christy Turlington, CARE president and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle, actress/activist Natalie Portman and New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof. Ticket prices for this unique event presented by CARE, NCM Fathom, ONE and the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women range from $15-18 and can be purchased for a theater near you on the Fathom website. More than 30 percent of the ticket purchases will go directly to the work CARE supports.
If you're looking to make a difference in the movement to empower women and girls in the fight against global poverty, this is a night that could potentially make all the difference. As CARE says, "The evening promises to leave you encouraged and empowered. Your ticket to this event is a passport into the lives of powerful women who are overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds to transform their communities. And you’ll find out concrete steps you can take to help make a big difference in the fight against global poverty." Inspired already? Learn more and sign the visual petition for women's rights.
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