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Thu Apr 10, 2014, 07:50 PM

We will not sit down...We will not shut up!



(WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Breaking the barrier between just viewing a film and actually creating humanitarian action surrounding human rights issues for girls, CNN FILMS has launched a new on-air platform to live stream the new film “Girl Rising” in hopes that global change for the world of girls and women can come as quickly as possible in a revolution that can ignite one community and ‘one house at a time’.

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A girl is not defined by what society sees. A girl is defined by what a girl sees inside herself,” echoes the 10X10 mission, which is co-sponsored by Intel, The Documentary Group, and Vulcan Productions along with the work of CNN Films.

Chronicling the stories of girls around the globe who, given a fair chance to further their education and their life, will do so, the hope is that this documentary film can reach the widest audience possible. Working with NGOs – Non-Governmental agencies like World Vision, UNICEF, A New Day Cambodia and numerous others, “Girl Rising” shows how girls can make lasting changes in their personal life, local communities and beyond. “Girl Rising” also has a star-studded U.S. Hollywood cast of narrators for the feature-length documentary, including award-winning actor-narrators Salma Hayek, Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, among others.

“If to see it is to know it, this film delivers hope; reasonable, measurable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future,” said Meryl Streep after the premiere release of the film was made last March.

http://womennewsnetwork.net/2013/06/17/cnn-live-streams-girl-rising/




Stand up for Women's Equality













Women, oh yes we are.

We are proud and strong and fearless.

We have been humiliated and hurt, sometimes grievously. We have been beaten both physically and verbally. Our rights over our bodies are being taken away from us. We have been told our voice does not matter, that our voice is shrill and hurts some sensitive ears. Aaaah, such sensitive ears, so sorry that the truth hurts.

Yet in the end, we rise. We will not be beaten. We are gaining strength and our fathers our brothers our sons and our friends have our backs. The color of ones skin does not matter here, it is for every woman that we stand for. We have each others backs.

What matters is that we all stand together, we all rise together. If one group is denied equality then every single one of us will lose our integrity and our humanity.

Let's Break that Chain! All of us it is time to stand up and be heard. We have your back and you have ours!

Still I Rise

by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15623#sthash.rzSjIksx.dpuf

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Reply We will not sit down...We will not shut up! (Original post)
sheshe2 Apr 2014 OP
NYC_SKP Apr 2014 #1
me b zola Apr 2014 #2
William769 Apr 2014 #3
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #7
seabeyond Apr 2014 #34
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #48
etherealtruth Apr 2014 #4
steve2470 Apr 2014 #5
Sarah Ibarruri Apr 2014 #6
daschess1987 Apr 2014 #8
MerryBlooms Apr 2014 #9
DeSwiss Apr 2014 #10
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #12
Iggo Apr 2014 #11
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #13
Cha Apr 2014 #14
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #16
seabeyond Apr 2014 #35
Whisp Apr 2014 #15
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #17
WillyT Apr 2014 #18
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #19
WillyT Apr 2014 #20
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #22
seabeyond Apr 2014 #40
TBF Apr 2014 #21
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #23
BainsBane Apr 2014 #24
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #25
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #26
Kath1 Apr 2014 #27
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #37
theHandpuppet Apr 2014 #28
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #38
CFLDem Apr 2014 #29
rhett o rick Apr 2014 #30
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #49
SomethingFishy Apr 2014 #31
laundry_queen Apr 2014 #32
seabeyond Apr 2014 #33
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #41
seabeyond Apr 2014 #36
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #43
calimary Apr 2014 #39
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #42
Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2014 #44
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #46
UtahLib Apr 2014 #45
Name removed Apr 2014 #47
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #50
lillypaddle Apr 2014 #51
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #52
treestar Apr 2014 #53
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #54
justhanginon Apr 2014 #55
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #56

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 07:57 PM

1. K/R. (nt)

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:02 PM

2. Recommended!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:06 PM

3. Kick & recommended.

I will not sit down!

I will not shut up!

I will not be silent!

A couple of people are finding that out today.

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:24 PM

7. It's a great message is it not William!

Good news rules! Our voice!

And~

"We are mothers, we are teachers, we are beautiful beautiful creatures" God I love that vid! Not the first time I posted it~ Can't get enough of it.

We are all beautiful creatures~ They can't take that away from anyone of us. Not ever!

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 04:21 PM

34. sing it. and ya? been not staying quiet today?

 

i have been enjoying my start to the weekend.

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 08:15 PM

48. LOL...

Slow on the uptake.... you meant me?

Power!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:08 PM

4. A wonderful post, thank you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:09 PM

5. kick and rec ! nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:11 PM

6. I love this nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:27 PM

8. Powerful!

K & R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:31 PM

9. r&k

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:33 PM

10. YES!

 

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:37 PM

12. This!

That is an awesome K&R DeSwiss!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:36 PM

11. Don't.

Ever.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:41 PM

13. Then that means we are in it together, Iggo!

Thank You!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:43 PM

14. Mahalo, she~

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:48 PM

16. Cha!

One collective voice for Women.

Our collective voices, as one for every single person that is being denied their rights, their dignity and their humanity. It's about all of us!

Cha

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 04:21 PM

35. cha... so many awesome women, sheshe, i am just touching on the arm as i move to the next. nt

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:43 PM

15. Women are Wonderful (well, lots of them!)

 

and so are Men (well, lots of them too!)

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Response to Whisp (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:50 PM

17. Not everyone Whisp....

Yet the numbers are growing in our favor.



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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:51 PM

18. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 


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Response to WillyT (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:53 PM

19. Thank you WillyT! nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:58 PM

20. Did You Catch This ??? - Pissed Me Off !!!

 

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Response to WillyT (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 09:20 PM

22. I just posted there, thanks.

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Response to WillyT (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:33 PM

40. thanks for linking this. i hadnt seen it. nt.

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 09:18 PM

21. That is one of my favorite

poems. Excellent OP! K&R

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Response to TBF (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 09:59 PM

23. Thank you TBF.

This OP means a lot to me.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:44 PM

24. k&r

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:23 PM

25. Thanks BainsBane~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:37 PM

26. Kick!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:31 AM

27. Beautiful, she!

We will not sit down. We will not shut up. AND WE WILL VOTE!

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #27)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:24 PM

37. Hey Kath1!

Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 07:03 AM

28. Wonderful post!

Thank you!

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:25 PM

38. Thanks theHandpuppet~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 12:15 PM

29. Beautiful!

 

Thank you for this!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 04:13 PM

30. Count me in. nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #30)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 10:31 PM

49. I do count you in rhett, and thank you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 04:16 PM

31. K&R

There are lots of men standing behind you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 04:17 PM

32. K&R nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 04:19 PM

33. what a totally awesome post. i was #50 in recommend. the Xgov in blue. i rose during her speech

 

and danced as she spoke. i LOVED that speech and listened to it often.


and they day came when the risk to remain tightly in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.


this is too awesome. and i hope all women get to a point when they know and realize just how awesome these words are. cause that means, they too went to blossom. and the pure freedom in that.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:42 PM

41. Thank you sea~

I love that quote, sadly it's not visible in my sig line.

The pure freedom for women that are unafraid to blossom!

Beautiful in the richness of its color, passion and strength.




As for XGovv Granholm, yup. I was out of my seat too, damn she was and is an amazing woman!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 05:05 PM

36. kickin cause i cannot find your OP. nt. wink....

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #36)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:49 PM

43. Yeah!!!!!!

I just got home from work!

The womens are in the top five of the home page!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:29 PM

39. Dayum! The photos of those dancers!

Seeing them enlarged - BEEE-YOOOO-TEEEE-FULL!!!!! I know they're in your sig-line, but to see them enlarged - sigh…

Just breath-taking! The rest of the photos are, as well, but THOSE are just STUNNING!!!

And thanks for the Maya Angelou! Goes directly into my quotes file.

SWEEEEET!!!!!!

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Response to calimary (Reply #39)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:47 PM

42. The pictures are powerful!

I know they are not done justice in my sig-line. Yet I have to take them with me from post to post. They inspire me!

Thank you calimary!

as do you~ Together!!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:59 PM

44. To all of us women and to all the young girls behind us:

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #44)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 07:43 PM

46. Yes we do LFR.

Yes we do.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 07:38 PM

45. Thank you sheshe2 - Beautifully moving post. nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 08:46 PM

50. Kick for Women!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 08:52 PM

51. Kick!

Now THIS thread is an important statement for women!

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #51)

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 08:56 PM

52. It is indeed.

Thank you lillypaddle.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 09:00 PM

53. So cool!

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Response to treestar (Reply #53)

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 09:04 PM

54. Thank you treestar!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 11:55 PM

55. K & R Great post for many reasons.

I had not seen that poem by Maya Angelou before now. Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 11:56 PM

56. Women Rising! Kick it!

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