We support the Half the Sky Movement since 2010, we even created a tag for Half the Sky posts. On April 2010, La Moitié du Ciel, the French version of the original book was available in France; a few months later, Max Dana organized a discussion group: Half the Sky: Moving Individual Stories To Engage People.
The Half the Sky Movement is launching a 30 songs / 30 days campaign, and legendary and emerging female musicians from around the world come together to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s best-selling book.
Confirmed participating artists include: A Fine Frenzy, India Arie, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Kimya Dawson, Fatoumata Diawara, Karen Elson, Frally, Amy Grant, Patty Griffin, Gemma Hayes, Emmylou Harris, Katie Herzig, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Ingrid Michaelson, The McCrary Sisters, Mountain Man, Joan Osborne, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bonnie Raitt, Oumou Sangare, Ana Tijoux, Rokia Traore, St. Vincent, Julia Stone, Brooke Waggoner, Abigail Washburn, and Lucinda Williams…
Artist of the Day is India.Arie.
Note that the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is coming as a special presentation of Independent Lens October 1 and 2, 2012 at 9/8PM C on PBS. Don’t miss it!