Green For All Releases Music Video to Inspire Change
'7 Billion' showcases women's important role in improving communities
OAKLAND, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Green For All premiered a new music video that calls on people from all over the world to join together to build a brighter future for their families and communities. Harkening back to the activist roots of Mother's Day, the video focuses on women who have inspired change, and calls on a new generation of leaders to continue their work. The song, titled "7 billion," won Green For All's 2012 Dream Reborn Music Contest and was written and performed by two young Atlanta-based artists, Invest and Silent C. To watch the music video visit: http://www.greenforall.org/song-for-mom-7-billion-strong
"'7 billion' taps into the power of people all over the world to come together to overcome poverty and oppression. It also highlights the role women play in creating more peaceful and just nations and communities—and in transforming individual lives," said Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All. "It is this inspiring message that will empower young people to lead, dedicate themselves to making changes in their community, and create greater opportunity."
The Dream Reborn Contest called on young artists to create inspirational songs to emulate Dr. Martin Luther King's call for economic justice and green solutions. The winning song, "7 billion," encourages the world's population to set aside their differences and join together to make our world better. Green For All, Invest and Silent C created a video that tells the powerful story about women who are making a difference in the lives of others, and inspiring other women across the country to do the same.
"We hope this video inspires people to stand up for what they believe and work together to make a difference – whether its protecting our natural resources or ending social injustices," said Silent C, a.k.a. Christian Dior Wade. "My mother was the anchor in my family and it's important that we recognize the contributions of women to our communities and encourage the next generation of women to lead."
In conjunction with Mother's Day and the release of the video, Green For All is hosting a Twitter Townhall that will feature Green For All's CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Roberta Shields from the Ludacris Foundation and Ashara Ekundayo, a Denver-based social entrepreneur and Green for All fellow. The conversation, which will take place on Thursday, May 10 at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT will focus on the vital role women have in creating a better world for their families and communities. Participants should use the hashtag #strongmoms to engage in the discussion. For more information about the Twitter Townhall visit: http://www.greenforall.org/blog/the-mothers-of-our-movement-1
About Green For All
Green For All is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. The organization works in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of its agenda. For more information, please visit www.greenforall.org.
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