Monday, November 16, 2009

Tweens put on Feminist Play & events: Operation: Girl Power!

I was fortunate enough to watch the play, Keep Your Eyes Open during the NOW-NYS annual conference in Nov 2008 in Seneca Falls, NY.  I cannot say enough good things about the play, put on by a group of tweens!  These 12-year-olds had more insight than many 30-year-olds.  I know I was not as activist-oriented in their age.  You do NOT want to miss this play.  It will remind you why we are feminists and give you hope for the future.


Sincerely,
Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force Co-Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)



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"The Arts Effect has created something that not only entertains
but also inspires an interest in the humanities!"

--Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Katie Cappiello
THE ARTS EFFECT, NYC
Katie.Cappiello@gmail.com
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New York City's AWARD-WINNING arts development company
THE ARTS EFFECT is proud to introduce OPERATION: GIRL POWER!
 --a girl-focused, girl-inspired TRANSMEDIA movement for tweens/teens. 


NYC girls & girls NATIONWIDE are invited to celebrate
a POWERFUL, NEW voice for the iGeneration Girl!


THE FREE STREAMED-LIVE LAUNCH
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009, 3:30-8:30pm
THE HELEN MILLS THEATER
137-139 West 26th Street
New York, New York



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With...
HONORARY GIRL POWER GUEST HOST
SHERRI SHEPHERD
Co-Host of THE VIEW, Star of 30 ROCK & the SHERRI show



INTRODUCING:
The Arts Effect's exciting, original content for
STAGE, WEB, VIDEO, & CLASSROOM!


FEATURING:

  • FREE Youth Creative Arts/New Media Workshops (ages 9-13)
  • FREE Virtual Tours of GirlPowerDaily.com
  • FREE Screenings of KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN: The Web Series
  • FREE PERFORMANCE of KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN (LIVE!)
  • FREE Yummy snacks and party gifts
CLICK HERE to view a special video message from our GIRL POWER girls!

SPONSORED BY KODAK & LittleMissMatched

RSVP is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for workshops and performance!
Make your reservations @ TheArtsEffectNYC.com

FOR QUESTIONS: INFO@TheArtsEffectNYC.com

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OPERATION: GIRL POWER! produced by:
Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney, & Grace Ann Blake



New York, NY - November 16, 2009 - LIVE FROM THE HELEN MILLS THEATER, 500 NYC tween/teen girls and their families, along with thousands nationwide, will celebrate the streamed-live launch of OPERATION: GIRL POWER!, an inspiring, much-needed TRANSMEDIA movement for the iGeneration Girl! 
Arts Effect Member with ALICE PAUL tattoos!Developed by the awarding-winning, critically-acclaimed youth arts organization THE ARTS EFFECT, OPERATION: GIRL POWER! is designed to empower and unite girls through the mediums they LOVE most: STAGE, WEB, VIDEO, and CLASSROOM. 


OPERATION: GIRL POWER! will spark a GLOBAL GIRL POWER COMMUNITY by providing girls worldwide with the freedom, support, and platforms to share their voices and ignite change!

THE LAUNCH SCHEDULE:
3:30:
Doors Open to Public
4:00:
FREE Acting, Writing, Blogging, Vlogging, and Journaling workshops for kids 9-13 years old!
6:00: Operation: Girl Power! Open House activities (screenings, photo booth, virtual tours)
7:15: FREE PERFORMANCE OF KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN LIVE!

Keep Your Eyes Open PosterOPERATION: GIRL POWER! PROJECTS INCLUDE:

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN (LIVE!)
Armed with a laptop & her Kodak Zi6, 12-year-old Winnifred takes viewers on a wild ride into "GirlWorld", revealing real stories about real girls.
"4 Stars!  The Vagina Monologues for tweens!  A sassy, smart, sophisticated look at what it means to be a girl!" --Time Out NY
GirlPowerDaily.com
The coolest place for girls in the "space"! This online publication (for girls, by girls) will feature an original girl power webseries, news, blogs, discussion forums, quizzes, self-broadcasting, and more!
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN: The Web Series
Arts Effect Memeber & Frida Kahlo
This original series inspired by the award-winning play, will star
The
Arts Effect All-Girl Ensemble.  With new webisodes streaming every week, the series will feature sketch comedy segments, interviews, news desk, and more. 
GIRL POWER TOWN HALL
This Arts Effect education initiative will provide schoolgirls with mentorship, tools and a nurturing space to unite, debate, and make their voices heard.

Arts Effect logoThe Arts Effect NYC (Est. 2007),
founded by Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney
,
is a premiere creative arts development company reaching thousands of New Yorkers of all ages.  Through a unique combination of theater arts exploration, mentorship, and new media innovation, The Arts Effect creates exciting and accessible transmedia experiences that inspire children, challenge communities, and raise awareness.


"I want to salute The Arts Effect for this wonderful expression of Girl Power! 
I hope it will inspire you all to find your own voices---
because when the girls of America speak up, they will change the world."
--Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney


http://www.theartseffectnyc.com/

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