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Organizing for Action & YWCA co-present “The Empowerment Project” film


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  • Liane Hernandez/YWCA of Southern Arizona

The Empowerment Project

The Empowerment Project follows the incredible journey across America for a crew of female filmmakers to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women.

Driving over 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days, the documentary spotlights positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. Interactive activities will follow the film.

Organizing for Action & YWCA co-present “The Empowerment Project” film The-Empowerment-ProjectHPThe screening will take place at the YWCA, 525 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson, Arizona, 85745, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 thanks to a partnership between the YWCA of Southern Arizona and Organizing for Action.

Registration begins at 9:30 am  and the 54 minute screening will begin at 10 am.  A discussion will take place after the screening.

In support of the YWCA’s new initiative, Project Period, attendees can bring and donate feminine hygiene products that will be distributed to local women in need through the YWCA and community partners.

Organizing for Action & YWCA co-present “The Empowerment Project” film 480x250Lifting up women in life and in the workplace improves the lives of families and strengthens communities.

On July 1, 2015, The Arizona Daily Star reported that Tucson ranks 9th on a distressed communities list.

Also, the 2015 Dashboard Project of the Eller School of Management reported that more women than men, 33% of children in Tucson and 65% of children in South Tucson live in poverty.

Liane Hernandez of the YWCA says,”This film encourages viewers to consider the many positive contributions we can each make in our community and in the world. The film’s byline is “ordinary women doing extraordinary things” and it is meant to inspire all viewers into action by asking each of us to consider:
What would I do if I weren’t afraid to fail?”  View the Trailer Here.

 Video: The Empowerment Project Trailer

About Organizing For Action

Organizing for Action (OFA) is a non-partisan, issue advocacy organization committed to growing the grassroots movement by training, educating, and activating civically engaged community members across the country.  As a grassroots driven organization, OFA is dedicated to empowering action takers with the skills and tools needed to tip the scales of power back to the American people and away from the special interests in Washington, D.C. More information at www.barackobama.com.

About YWCA of Southern Arizona

The YWCA of Southern Arizona funds workforce education for women living in poverty, immigrant women, and domestic abuse survivors; underwrites leadership training for professional women and entrepreneurs; provides free professional mental health counseling to low-income women; offers a week’s worth of work-ready professional clothing and one-on-one coaching for low-income unemployed women at no charge; and provides small business education, counseling and incubation focused on women, immigrants and people in poverty. More information at www.ywcatucson.org.

For more information, please contact Liane Hernandez with the YWCA at 520-869-4196 or lhernandez@ywcatucson.org.