This post was reposted from MCAF partner, Green For All:
When was the last time you stopped to truly appreciate the leadership that women provide day in and day out? Could you imagine the Civil Rights Movement without women like Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer and Rosa Parks? Could you imagine the South Africa Anti-Apartheid Movement without women like Winnie Mandela? It’s time that we all recognize that women are and always have been the backbone of social movements worldwide. These women are not only the mothers of our children, they are the mothers of our movement.
This Mother’s Day, Green For All is releasing a dope music video entitled “7 Billion” by the Dream Reborn contest winners Silent C and Invest. These two dynamic hip-hop artists were inspired by their own mothers to honor the struggle and the courage of women around the world.
Please watch this video and share it with your family and friends.
There are 7 Billion people on this earth—that’s a lot of people! From the flatlands of East Oakland, CA to the continents of Africa and Asia, there is one thing that we all share other than air, and that is the love we have for the mother figures in our lives.
So this Mother’s Day, we’re asking you to share the love by posting the “7 Billion” video on Facebook (once you see it, you’ll be excited to post it anyway!) with a message letting the world know how the woman who raised you has inspired you!
After you watch the video, you’ll not only be inspired to share it and honor a woman in your life, you may be inspired to join the conversation about motherhood, women’s leadership and social change with none other than Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins (GFA CEO and expecting mother), Roberta Shields (Rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges’ mother and President of The Ludacris Foundation ), and Ashara Ekundayo (Green For All Fellow, Social Entrepreneur and Mother of DJ CAVEM). It’s easy – just follow @greenforall and #StrongMoms this Thursday, May 10th at 11-11:30am PST, 2-2:30pm EST. You can tweet your own questions for these Strong Moms in advance, just use the hashtag!