Melba Moore headlines "20 Million Women Strong" Event

New York, NY - 20 Million Women Strong (#20MWS), a grassroots movement of organizations to uplift and amplify women’s voices around the world as one, is presenting two special official “Global Action Day” events to bring awareness to the United Nations (U.N.) Universal Children’s Day on November 20, 2019.  We are asking for your support to help us to invite the community to bring their children to this wonderful global celebration of our Children in NYC, as we raise awareness of the U.N. Declaration of Children’s Rights and celebrate our beloved and deserving children and young adults who will inherit the fruits of our labor.

New York, NY - 20 Million Women Strong (#20MWS), a grassroots movement of organizations to uplift and amplify women’s voices around the world as one, is presenting two special official “Global Action Day” events to bring awareness to the United Nations (U.N.) Universal Children’s Day on November 20, 2019.  We are asking for your support to help us to invite the community to bring their children to this wonderful global celebration of our Children in NYC, as we raise awareness of the U.N. Declaration of Children’s Rights and celebrate our beloved and deserving children and young adults who will inherit the fruits of our labor.

Our event in New York City, #20MWS will present “Lift Every Voice - In Love We Rise”, a musical celebration to our Children around the world will be hosted by the Middle Collegiate Church “Just Arts Cafe” (112 2nd Ave. New York, NY, 10003), featuring 4x Grammy Award-nominee and Tony Award-winner and humanitarian Melba Moore, along with Grammy-nominated singer/emcee Maimouna Youssef and American Idol finalist - The Juggernaut War Party with Qaasim and Khalil Middleton,  a spectacular grand opening by a Lenape Native Singer/Dancer (the Lenape are the Indigenous people of NYC); and other special guests. The NYC celebration of our children takes place from 7pm-8:30pm EST. Tickets are $20 per person and tax-deductible. More info and tickets can be found at https://20millionwomenstrong.org.  Sponsors are welcomed to purchase tickets so the children can attend free.  Celebrities bring your children and families. 

We are asking for community and media support of “Lift Every Voice - In Love We Rise”  attend, support and show some love to all our children, just come say hello, give them a handshake of encouragement or hug.  We are also asking you to host an event, discussion on your networks on this important day.  We must continue to show our young people they matter, they are not alone, we hear them, we are there to advocate and support their efforts for Change.

The Harlem School Zone and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students’ brave and inspiring response has reminded us all that adults must take action now to protect our children.  Today our children are leading and we should follow them as it is their lives that are at risk. 

Organizations that have joined in support of #20MWS include the Women’s Interfaith Network of the United Religions Initiative (WIN-URI) and URI at the United Nations, as well as the Spiritual Enrichment Center of Dothan, Alabama and Middle Collegiate Church in New York City and  Ms. Dionne Warwick a U.N. FAO Goodwill Diplomat who has agreed to lend her name and support as one of our Global Goodwill Ambassadors.

Founder Audri Scott Williams serves as a Global Trustee for URI (United Religions Initiative)​. #20MWS is a movement around the world for children, families, and the Earth, born of the conviction that, when women stand up together, change happens!  NOW is the time to create a shift in the consciousness that determines the condition of women, children, families, the Earth, and our own immediate communities.  As Mrs. Coretta Scott King words reminds us, “Women, if the soul of the nation/world is to be saved, I believe that you/we must become its Soul”.   

Also, on November 20th, 20MWS and the Spiritual Enrichment Center (SEC) of Dothan, Alabama will welcome acclaimed poet, actor, and Master Djembe’ Drummer Jabari Exum, to conduct workshops and performances including an intimate evening performance and talk at Dothan’s SEC (942 S Oates St, Dothan, AL 36301), in support of 20MWS’ “Global Action Day” observing Universal Children’s Day. Jabari will share the inspiring story about how he came to do choreography and drumming for Marvel’s historic “Black Panther” film, along with poetry and drumming. The evening performance and talk at SEC in Dothan takes place from 6pm-7:30pm CST. Tickets are $10 per person.

Both events on November 20th are part of a year-long effort that began with the official launch of 20 Million Women Strong on September 21, 2019 in Selma, Alabama, on the U.N. International Day of Peace. 20MWS aims to raise awareness and inspire action through various “Global Action Days”, and highlight the many ways that women everywhere are leading the shift in consciousness necessary to positively change the impact and conditions for women, children, families, and the Earth.

Women, families, schools, universities, churches, businesses, women’s groups, media groups, cities everywhere are encouraged and invited to join with us and organize an “Lift Every Voice - In Love We Rise”  event in their communities to celebrate our children -  to let them know we hear them and they are not out their alone advocating for positive change in their fight for survival and to keep a  healthy world for all of them.  We are asking supporters to post their  “Lift Every Voice - In Love We Rise”, 20 Million Women Strong events in their own communities and post their testimonies, photos, and videos to the #20MWS Facebook page: fb.me/20MillionWomenStrong. Events may include marches/walks, prayer vigils, artistic expressions, concerts, service projects, and more.

 
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