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.

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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
#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.

This is a Spoken Cinema™ production

Written and performed by Steve Connell
© Steve Connell 2016

Executive Produced and Directed by David Fischette – Go West Creative

Go West Creative

Executive Producer – Matthew Reithmayr