Friday, January 30, 2009

The CARE Action Network invites you...

Save the date for Thursday, March 5! If you want to learn more about the great work that CARE does to fight global poverty by empowering marginalized women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities here’s your chance.

In honor of International Women’s Day, CARE will present A POWERFUL NOISE in 450 movie theatres nationwide. The movie will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time

Albuquerque, Santa Fe and central and northern New Mexico residents can view the movie at the Albuquerque Dowtown 14 and the Cottonwood 16 buy tickets

For our friends, in Las Cruces and southern New Mexico, the nearet theater is the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso buy tickets
The movie takes you inside the lives of three women from different countries to witness their daily efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, champion girls’ education and unite ethnically divided communities. The film will be immediately followed by a town hall discussion with expert and celebrity panelists – including Nicholas Kristof, Christy Turlington Burns and Dr. Helene Gayle - broadcast live from New York City to participating theatres.
There is the possibility that the CARE Action Network (CAN) will host a local question-and-answer session. To find out more, please drop a note to Keith West-Harrison, CAN's volunteer state coordinator in New Mexico.

"We are trying to fill more than 120,000 theatre seats on March 5, so your presence is important! Forward this to your friends, family and co-workers and invite them to come to the theatres on that date," said Mr. West-Harrison.

CARE would like to make this the
biggest awareness-building event in the organization's history. If you would like to help, you can take steps such as as championing a theatre, posting banner ads on your websites, or creating an event on your Facebook page. Local and national assistance is provided. Please drop a note to Mr. West-Harrison at the above address or visit this site.

"I would also encourage you to pass this on to your co-workers, book clubs and other personal/professional organizations that you may be involved with," said Mr. West-Harrison. "We have resources they can use to turn this into a group night out as well."

Mr. West-Harrison had a chance to view the movie at the CARE National Conference in Washington last summer and offers a strong recommendation.

"It was an emotionally moving experience. To see how these women live compared to our lives is drastic," he said. "It was truly inspiring to see how people with so little have made such a big impact on their communities."

If you would like to know more about CARE and CAN, please join us at the Bread for the World Offering of Letters Workshop in Santa Fe on March 1. Mr. West-Harrison is one of our speakers.

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