What BETTER Looks Like to Host “Join Me on the Bridge” Event in NYC
NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, March 8, 2012, the 101st Anniversary of International Women’s Day, What BETTER Looks Like will take part in Women for Women International’s 3rd annual “Join me on the Bridge” campaign by hosting a public event on the Brooklyn Bridge.
People from all communities will gather together to march across the bridge (from Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn to City Hall Park, Manhattan) uniting for PEACE and WOMEN’S EQUALITY WORLDWIDE and bringing awareness to the sexual brutality inflicted upon Congolese women, children and men. At the same time, women will gather again on the Rwanda/Congo border–where the bridge event originated–to unite, speak the truth, and demand peace.
Guests include Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International; Carla Goldstein, director of the Women’s Institute at Omega Institute, Aningina Bibiane Tshefu, head of the Congolese Women’s Justice Project of WILPF-NY; Victoria Pannell, national leader-Youth Move; Susan Davis, President & CEO of BRAC USA; Mallika Dutt, President & CEO of Breakthrough; the Manhattan Girls Chorus; singer Michelle Cleary.
11:30 am: Speakers at Cadman Plaza Park West at Middagh St., Brooklyn 12:00 pm: Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge 12:45 to 2:00 pm: Speakers and entertainment at City Hall Park
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been referred to as “the worst place on earth to be a woman.” At a recent gathering, Congolese women said, “Today we march because we must be heard.” Inspired by those brave women, What BETTER Looks Like‘s “100,000 VOICES” project is saying: “WE HEAR YOU,” seeking an end to violence and the beginning of safety and peace.
Registration at: http://joinmeonthebridge.org/events/brooklynbridge
About Women for Women International:
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.
About What BETTER Looks Like:
What BETTER Looks Like fosters the development of beloved community by helping individuals imagine, articulate and create visions for a better world. The intentional infusion of love into our interactions has the power to create the radical changes necessary to make the world better.
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