Posted on January 27, 2013 - Filed Under Charity, Girl Be Heard, Girl Up
Girl Be Heard (previously called Project Girl Performance Collective), an organization that uses theater as a vehicle to empower young women (ages 12-21) to become brave, confident, socially conscious leaders, is celebrating the launch of its new name and expanded mission with a special event hosted by me at The Cutting Room in New York City. The inspired evening is open to the public and kicks-off at 6:00pm on January 28, 2013 with a special performance by the current members of Girl Be Heard.
“Our name change reflects our growth and evolution from a tiny home-based grassroots group to a global movement,” explains Ashley Marinaccio, Founder/Artistic Director of Girl Be Heard. “We have always believed in the power of theatre and storytelling to change lives, minds, and hearts and are honored and thrilled to see so many celebrities, institutions and global human rights organizations seeing what we see and supporting our work.”
Gloria Steinem, a long time supporter of the organization, has come out to lend her voice to this event, inviting the public and media to “join in the truth-telling as told by clear voices of girls before pretense or pressure have quieted them.” She continues, “They will inform, delight, alarm and help you to reawaken that authentic voice that still lives within you.”
From New York stages to the White House, tour de force productions, written and performed by the young women of Girl Be Heard, continue to inspire audiences to become change-makers in their communities. Under the mentorship of renowned directors, playwrights, activists and intellectuals like Executive Director, Jessica Greer Morris, one of Newsweek’s 2012 “150 Fearless Women Who Shake The World”, Girl Be Heard’s wildfire, youth-led activism raises awareness about issues affecting girls both here and across the globe.
“Listening to the performers of Girl Be Heard wax poetic on the issues that face young women and humanity at large with such clarity and punch is awe inspiring to say the least.”
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Hope to see you tomorrow!