Thursday, June 5, 2014
LONG LIVE THE GIRLS -- 2 ways to support our girls' policy / poetry initiative in Ethiopia!
Great ideas to consider!
Greetings Harvard Arts in Education / T440 colleagues,
Break Arts, an arts in education collaborative founded in 2005 at HGSE, is currently working on a 2nd round of creative writing workshops demystifying gender policy through the arts in Southern Hawassa, Ethiopia.
There are 2 main ways to support this unique initiative:
1. Ever heard of THUNDERCLAP? It helps us create a virtual FLASH MOB to support the Long Live the Girls initiative -- promoting girls and women who speak out and write with freedom in Ethiopia! We're seeking 100 participants to blast a single message of support, donating their "social media voice" with a one-time message whose power is multiplied by our shared networks. All you have to do is sign up! It's free and one-time only. Will you be a part of this?
We have 35 participants so far, our goal is to get 100 by June 28. If we don't get 100 people, the message simply won't go out. If it does, we stretch our reach.
2. LLTG INDIEGOGO Here we gogo! OUR CAMPAIGN IS NOW LIVE and we're at 23% Be a part of this literary movement in Ethiopia, supporting girls & women who speak out and write with freedom. As artists and educators, it's not always easy to give, especially when we all are doing important work. I encourage you to read our story and if it resonates, donate any amount. In the spirit of #yesallwomen, #MayaAngelou, #FreeZone9bloggers, and freedom of expression everywhere, this project was started.
Interested in learning more about the history of Break Arts -- www.breakarts.org says it all. Feel free to get in touch in any capacity and let's keep these literary fires burning around the world.
Amanda, Break Arts