FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 14, 2014
Carry the World: Women and Peace Hosts a Special Performance
at Pepperdine University’s Stauffer Chapel on the Hill
Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Carry the World: Women and Peace, launched its On Campus Educational Initiative with a special performance at the Stauffer Chapel on the Hill at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.
Carry the World: Women and Peace is an experience of the transformational power of inner revolution on the battleground of the human spirit. Seven women give true- life testimonials, transforming tragedy into triumph, through a 50-minute multi-media experience that includes photography, video, dialogue, movement and song.
Exploring the effects of greed, ignorance and war on the world within and without, the play performed to a full house and garnered attention from cultural venues, educational institutions and donors. The afternoon affair led to planning events surrounding International Women’s Day for March 2015 and raising funds needed to bring the play to high school and college campuses.
Carry the World: Women and Peace was inspired by and adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Marissa Roth's One Person Crying: Women and War, an ongoing global project that addresses the immediate and lingering effects of war on women. The play is created and directed by Diana Castle of The Imagined Life™ Studios in Los Angeles.
“I am excited about the possibility of impacting the lives of so many students with this play,” says Diana Castle from her studio. “ It is our vision to visit at least 20 campuses in the upcoming year.”
To launch Carry the World's On Campus initiative, the goal is to raise $75,000 by Spring 2015. This will enable Carry the World to offset much of the cost to the host schools by bringing the performance to the campus and developing the educational materials to fuel student action.
Carry the World: Women and Peace is under the banner of Creative Visions' Creative Activist Program. Creative Visions Foundation is a publicly supported 501©3, which supports Creative Activists who use the power of media and the arts to affect positive change in the world.
For more information, visit www.carrytheworld.com.