Our SHEROES ONE BILLION RISING Event was a Smashing Success!!! We held two Seperate Events. The first was at the State Capitol where we spoke with LEADERS and showed our concerns and let our voices be heard. We definitely showed them what SHEROES are all about and guess what? They invited us back for PRIVATE talk's with leaders that can make actual changes.
Our 2nd Event of the day was held at the Gateway Outdoor Mall where we took over the Entire Train Station and the Fountain Areas. A great time was had by all. We danced, we laughed, people of all ages participated in the GLOBAL Event. To be there you actually knew you were part of something very big. It was inspiring and motivational at the same time. We already have another event planned this week!
GIRL RISING - Film Screening Thursday Rose Wagner Theater 7:00pm call for more details in association with the Utah Film Center, KUED7, SPYHOP Productions and International Women's Month.
In our Second Annual Salute to Women Veterans SHEROES United Rolled Out the RED Carpet for our Vets!
SHEROES United has Worked with the Women & Girls LEAD this year on several projects. The Writing Workshops for young girls was very successful and the girls learned valuable skills from our very own Director of Public Relations M. Bridget Cook who happens to also be an award winning author. Her work has been seen around the globe and highlighted on Oprah, CNN and several other Media outlets. Each young Girl was taught a specific writing style. This effort is done with KUED7, YWCA, Girl Scouts of America, United Way and others...
SHEROES United Speaks out against Rape in the Military From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick comes The Invisible War,
a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem-today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.
Pictured: Left to Right Celeste Gleave, Lt. Colonel (RET) Chris Gedney, Geralyn Dryfous Executive Producer, Donna McAleer West Point Student Body President and Congressal Cantidate.
Described as "a haunted glimpse of exploited youth" by Variety Magazine, GIRL MODEL shines a light on the ugly, exploitative side of the beauty business. The documentary by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin, follows a 13 year old girl from a village in Siberia as she is scouted at a modeling cattle call and taken to work in Japan. Event sponsors, POV, Polaris Project and the Center for Social Media are encouraging media makers and human rights advocates to attend the screening. Our goal is to push for more transparency from the modeling industry, and work with advocates on the ground to ensure the rights and safety of young girls. Through a panel of experts, we will facilitate conversation after the film about how we can work together to raise awareness and combat the abuses.
HALF THE SKY Screening SLC - Women and girls across the globe face threats — trafficking, prostitution, violence, discrimination — every day of their lives. But hope endures. Brave men and women have developed innovative ways of helping those living in some of the most challenging conditions.
These are the stories of individuals who represent hundreds of millions of women and girls around the world who are victimized and abused, denied access to education, medicine or property, prevented from reaching their full potential and contributing in more meaningful ways to their communities. These are stories of dehumanizing violence and discrimination. But these are also stories of struggle and victories, large and small, in the face of the longest odds.
Pushing the Elephant chronicles the story of Rose Mapendo and how she escaped from the ethnic violence of the Democratic Republic of Congo to become a vital voice to help mend her divided country. She has assisted dozens of survivors to recover and rebuild their lives. But there is still one person Rose must teach to forgive – her daughter Nangabire.
Who's WOO Event at the University of Utah April 2012
Our Speaking Lineup Was:
Bridget Cook, Bestselling Author, Speaking on - “High Profile Courage” - visit her site to learn more about her amazing story and services she offers.
Miss Representation SLC - SHEROES United Co-Sponsor
National Association of Women Business Owners Salt Lake Chapter (NAWBO-SLC), Smart Women In Marketing networking group (SWIM), SHEROES United.org and the University of Utah as we celebrate Women’s Week with a FREE screening for the community of MISS REPRESENTATION.
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