Wednesday, February 25, 2009

AKA Joins CARE To Present "A Powerful Noise"

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. joins with CARE* as a national partner in support of an exciting International Women's Day event. On the evening of March 5, 2009 at 7:30 PM (EST) CARE is hosting an unprecedented one-night event featuring "A Powerful Noise", an acclaimed documentary that follows three extraordinary women - Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam, Nada starts a women's cooperative after the Bosnian war, and Jacqueline educates girls in Mali. The film takes you inside the lives of these women to witness their daily challenges and significant victories over poverty and oppression.

Immediately following the film, a town hall discussion will be broadcast live from New York to participating theatres, with renowned activists and experts including Nicholas Kristof, Christy Turlington Burns, and CARE President & CEO Helene Gayle, to discuss how we can empower women around the world to fight global poverty.

Please visit for information on the event, a list of the theaters, purchasing tickets, and to watch the film trailer.

A POWERFUL NOISE Live is a creative and exciting way to celebrate International Women's Day, while taking a meaningful step toward building a movement to empower women to fight global poverty - and ultimately change the world.

*CARE ( is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Recognizing that women and girls suffer disproportionately from poverty, CARE places special emphasis on empowering them to create permanent social change. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, expand economic opportunity, increase access to health services and protect natural resources in more than 60 countries around the world.

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