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Half the Sky: For International Women’s Day, join CARE to celebrate the movement that’s changing the world one woman at a time

Event Date: 
March 4, 2010 - 19:30 - 22:00

This International Women’s Day, Celebrate the Movement That’s Changing the World One Woman at a Time

On Thursday, March 4, CARE Presents Half the Sky LIVE – an Uplifting Evening of Songs, Stories and Celebrity Discussion – in Movie Theatres Nationwide

The poverty-fighting organization CARE will host its second annual International Women’s Day event. On Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., CARE will bring the best-selling book “Half the Sky” to life onscreen for a special one-night-only event in movie theatres nationwide. Visit www.halftheskylive.com for more information and to purchase tickets today.

Inspired by moving stories from the critically-acclaimed book “Half the Sky” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky LIVE will feature an uplifting night of music, celebrity discussion and the world premiere of “Woinshet,” a powerful short film directed by Academy Award® winner Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone that chronicles the struggles of an Ethiopian woman who triumphs over violence and discrimination.

“Woinshet is an inspiration to the millions of women across the globe who face violence and oppression,” says Marisa Tomei. “My hope is that people will leave theatres not only cheering her on, but demanding that we end discrimination and horrible cruelty towards women.”

Building on the success of A Powerful Noise LIVE, CARE’s 2009 International Women’s Day event, Half the Sky LIVE will feature appearances by India.Arie; Maria Bello; Michael Franti; Dr. Helene Gayle; Angelique Kidjo; Nicholas Kristof; Rachel Mayanja (UN); Sarah, Duchess of York; Marisa Tomei; Sheryl WuDunn and other notables. The exclusive two-hour event is sure to be one of the most visible International Women’s Day celebrations on the planet. A percentage of ticket sales will support CARE’s work in more than 70 countries.

“CARE is proud to once again celebrate International Women’s Day with a rousing one-night-only event in theatres across the country,” says Dr. Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE. “Half the Sky LIVE is more than just a night at the movies – it’s a rallying cry to stand up and join a growing worldwide movement to empower women and girls to fight global poverty.”

Featured on Oprah, CNN, and Dateline NBC, “Half the Sky” remains a New York Times bestseller and is a critical favorite across the globe. Tom Brokaw says the book’s stories about real women “will pierce your heart and arouse your conscience.”

Half the Sky LIVE will be featured in more than 450 theatres in the U.S. and Canada on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in all time zones, with ticket prices ranging from $10-$12.50 USD. Visit www.halftheskylive.com for details, theatre listings, and to purchase tickets today.

Half the Sky LIVE is supported by Delta Air Lines, Meredith Corporation and Walmart.

About CARE
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Working in more than 70 countries, women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity. Learn more at www.care.org.

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