PAVE Ambassador Steve Connell Performs “We Are the Lions”

PAVE Ambassador Steve Connell wrote and performed a powerful new poem that we hope you watch and share with the hashtag #wearethelions. Thanks to Upworthy for helping it go viral!

PAVE partnered with Go West Creative, Spoken Cinema™, UN Women and MEND™ for the launch of poet Steve Connell’s new spoken word piece about the importance of engaging men to be a part of the solution in ending sexual and domestic violence.

If you or someone you love is in need of immediate assistance please call the National Domestic Violence Help Line: (800) 799-7233 or go to http://mendusa.org

This piece was produced in association with MEND™ – MEND™ engages men to think differently about their role in our culture and to become catalysts of cultural change.

Special thanks to UN Women – the United Nations entity for gender equality & women’s empowerment
http://unwomen.org
#LEAPSinGenderEquality #Planet5050 #HeForShe #OrangeDay
@UN_Women @UNWOMEN4Youth @HeforShe @SayNO_UNiTE @ravikarkara @WithDaughters

PAVE. {Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment}
PAVE is a national nonprofit that works both to shatter the silence and prevent sexual violence through social advocacy, education and survivor support.
http://ShatteringTheSilence.org
@PAVEinfo

This is a Spoken Cinema™ production
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Written and performed by Steve Connell
© Steve Connell 2016
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twitter: https://twitter.com/steveconnell

Executive Produced and Directed by David Fischette – Go West Creative
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twitter: https://twitter.com/dfischette

Go West Creative
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Executive Producer – Matthew Reithmayr
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