Call to Action

Don’t spend this International Women’s Day at the spa.

Bui My Hahn rallies in Vietnam against the misconception that HIV/AIDS is the fault of those stricken; Jacqueline Dembele defends the right of migrant girls in Mali to an education; and in the war-ravaged country of Bosnia, Nada Markovic rebuilds relations between Serbs and Bosnians. The stories of these badass women and their crusades for change are woven together in the documentary A Powerful Noise, meant to inspire and incite action.

The film screens this Thursday (International Women's Day) at only 450 U.S. theaters, followed by a simulcast discussion with women’s advocates, including Madeleine Albright, Natalie Portman, and Dr. Helene Gayle. The message is we each have a powerful voice and we should use it. Maybe we don’t yet believe we can change the world, but we can certainly get off of our asses and get to a movie theater in support of our sisters across the globe! Cheer ’em on at theaters across the area, including those at Sunset Place (5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami) and Aventura Mall (19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura). The film begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost $15. Hit up apowerfulnoise.org for more info, theater locations, and inspiration.
Thu., March 5, 2009

 
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