What could be better--a SoulTrain break and Int'l Women's Day


Equals--is a consortium of charities and arts partners in the UK brought together by Annie Lennox-- united to raise awareness of the rights of women and girls around the world and to celebrate the centenary of International Women's Day (we still need one....).

Equals asks you to celebrate but also raise a civil debate (download their Start a Debate pdf book here or think of your own questions to ask your child, co-worker, sibling, boss, teacher, friend, mom, or partner...)

They are also shaking it down in equal lines at the London Eye tonight. IF you can't be in London for the Soul Train, at least you can check out Soul Train and the mighty Don Cornelius *on the Equals web page or on youtube.

* I have to mention a sad fact that I read about Don Cornelius when I was working on this post. While the Soul Train showcased super talented performers like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson and the line dance symbolizes equality on the dance floor in addition to being wildly fun--Mr. Cornelius did not feel the same in his own life and was arrested in 2008 on several domestic violence charges-- three counts of spousal battery, one count of dissuading his wife from making a police report and one count of assault with a deadly weapon...)
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