Girl Be Heard in T&T for IWD

Members of the New York-based performance group Girl Be Heard (GBH) will visit Trinidad and Tobago March 4-11 to participate in activities celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD).

During the visit, GBH will engage in outreach through workshops and meetings in collaboration with our partners, Ms. Brafit, Population Services International (PSI) Caribbean, and the Heroes Foundation.  The Embassy is also supporting the visit of Indrani Goradia, who will participate in programming with GBH, PSI, and TEDx Port of Spain.

On March 5, GBH will participate in the annual Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk at the Queen’s Park Savannah at 4:00 p.m.

On March 8, GBH will participate in the IWD march on the Brian Lara Promenade.

On March 9, GBH will perform their award-winning performance Trafficked for schools at the Central Bank Auditorium at 10:30 a.m.  Trafficked is the story of sex trafficked girls that puts a name and face to the countless girls enslaved into the 35 billion dollar a year sex industry.  Members of the public will be allowed on a first come-first serve basis due to limited seating.

Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director, GBH said:  “We are excited to pioneer our first tour in the Caribbean and to share our girl empowerment program with youth in Trinidad and Tobago.”

GBH is a renowned theater company with 170 girls and is a global movement that engages audiences at the White House, United Nations, State Department, TED conferences, and in underserved communities locally and globally.  Their performances educate, empower and engage audiences about issues they care about most — from bullying to body image.

For more information on the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk,  Updates on GBH activities will be posted to our social media sites — and Twitter @USinTT.