A Powerful Noise - Empowering Our Young Women!


We would like to invite you to join CARE, and more than 120,000 people gathering in 450 theaters across the United States, to celebrate International Women's Day 2009. On the evening of March 5, CARE is hosting an unprecedented one-night event featuring "A Powerful Noise", an acclaimed documentary that follows three extraordinary women in three different areas of the world who are working to achieve victories over poverty. The film is screening at theatres throughout Alabama, including Huntsville, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Mobile, and Gulf Shores.

Immediately following the film, a town hall discussion will be broadcast live from New York to each of the participating theaters, with celebrity activists and experts discussing how we all can play a role in empowering women and girls around the world to fight global poverty. 

Girl Scout Councils and troops can make A POWERFUL NOISE Live their own International Women's Day program for 2009. Simply have your members attend the event together at your local participating theatre, and then hold a meeting afterwards to discuss the issues presented in the film. You may download a step-by-step planning guide with more ideas for how local youth groups can participate in this exciting event at http://www.apowerfulnoise.org/guides.html .

I wanted to follow up on the emails that you have already received from the Girl Scouts Global Action Manager inviting you to participate in this event, to let you know that I can be a local resource to help you get involved. If you need help planning for the event, or if you would like informational materials or a CARE speaker for a follow-up meeting, please just contact me at hrobin@care.org.

We will also send an "I Am Powerful" t-shirt to the first 50 Girl Scouts that e-mail groups@care.org with their creative ideas for how they will get their troop and community involved (please include your troop name, the number of members in your troop, and a mailing address in your message).

Thank you again for your support, and see you at the movies!

**Visit www.apowerfulnoise.org to learn more about the event, watch the film trailer, or for participating theaters and ticket information.**




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