Friday, March 06, 2009

A Powerful Noise

In honor of the upcoming International Women’s Day (March 8th), last night the documentary film A Powerful Noise was screened simultaneously in 450 theaters nationwide. A panel discussion followed the film, and included five individuals involved in some capacity in humanitarian work: Helene Gayle, President and CEO of Care; Natalie Portman, actress and activist; Nicholas Kristoff, New York Times columnist and author, Christie Turlington Burns, model, businesswoman, and CARE advocate; and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. It was a wonderful event and the town hall meeting allowed for some great discussion around women, health, education and poverty.

The event was sponsored by CARE, an organization focused on fighting global poverty by putting women at the center of the effort to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

The film profiled three women who personify the belief that, in developing nations, it is women who hold the keys to fighting poverty, improving economic circumstances, and real community activism.

To learn more about the documentary, click here.
To learn more about CARE, click here.

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