Prolyphic and Chris Burley talk International Day of the Girl, hip hop, and a new generation of men and fathers on StandUp with Pete Dominick.

womenthrive:

Today is the International Day of the Girl, and we need your help spreading the word:

womenthrive:

Rapper Prolyphic lends his voice to the campaign to end gender-based violence against the world’s girls in a FREE concert sponsored by Women Thrive Worldwide.

“Intelligent hip-hop rarely bangs like this… Prolyphic hits the heart” – URB Magazine
“This issue means a lot to me because there are women in my life, who I am close to and who I care for very much who have been affected by various forms of gender-based violence.” – Prolyphic

Prolyphic will be joined by local performance poets Sarah D. Lawson and Natalie Illum, women’s rights activists, and others for this special concert.
WHEN
International Day of the Girl
Saturday, October 11th (10PM – 1AM)
WHERE
Acre 1211400 Irving ST NWWashington, DC 20001
RSVP online at http://bit.ly/wtw-prolyphic. This is a 21+ show.
WHY
Saturday, October 11 is International Day of the Girl. This year’s theme is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.
Among girls ages 15 to 19, almost one-fourth said they had been the victims of “some form of physical violence since age 15.” One in 10 girls younger than 19 said they had experienced “forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives.” (Unicef)
Girls who experience gender-based violence early in life are at greater risk of being abused or assaulted later in life.
Women Thrive Worldwide works to educate lawmakers, promote public education, and train young leaders about the urgent need for action to reduce and improve response to violence against the world’s girls.
MEDIA LINKS
Prolyphic
“Drug Dealer” video from 2013’s Working Man
High Resolution photo
Sarah D. Lawson
“Door Prize for Spring”
Natalie Illum
Poem

womenthrive:

Rapper Prolyphic lends his voice to the campaign to end gender-based violence against the world’s girls in a FREE concert sponsored by Women Thrive Worldwide.

“Intelligent hip-hop rarely bangs like this… Prolyphic hits the heart” – URB Magazine

“This issue means a lot to me because there are women in my life, who I am close to and who I care for very much who have been affected by various forms of gender-based violence.” – Prolyphic

Prolyphic will be joined by local performance poets Sarah D. Lawson and Natalie Illum, women’s rights activists, and others for this special concert.

WHEN

International Day of the Girl

Saturday, October 11th (10PM – 1AM)

WHERE

Acre 121
1400 Irving ST NW
Washington, DC 20001

RSVP online at http://bit.ly/wtw-prolyphic. This is a 21+ show.

WHY

  • Saturday, October 11 is International Day of the Girl. This year’s theme is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.
  • Among girls ages 15 to 19, almost one-fourth said they had been the victims of “some form of physical violence since age 15.” One in 10 girls younger than 19 said they had experienced “forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives.” (Unicef)
  • Girls who experience gender-based violence early in life are at greater risk of being abused or assaulted later in life.
  • Women Thrive Worldwide works to educate lawmakers, promote public education, and train young leaders about the urgent need for action to reduce and improve response to violence against the world’s girls.

MEDIA LINKS

Prolyphic

Sarah D. Lawson

Natalie Illum

womenthrive:

Women Thrive is excited to support UN Women’s HeForShe Campaign!

clintparton:

Hawkeye #02

I can relate.

(via dreamslessordinary)