A Wrinkle In Time Challenge

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Raised by 843 people in 9 months

Black girls are a storm. Roaring tempests from the moment they come into being. Thunderous and bold. Full of dancing, whirling winds and remarkable energy. Sometimes, they are too much for the world and it will ask them to shrink, to quiet their spirits, and put out their light, but Black girls shine anyway. They amaze me.

Join Sisters in the Storm, for the "A Wrinkle In Time" Challenge - a fundraiser to purchase full theaters in eight U.S. cities so that we can fill the seats with Black girls and non-boys to experience this important film together. 

All proceeds will go directly to purchasing full theaters in the following cities:
• Austin, TX
• Charlotte, NC
• Chicago, IL
• Greensboro, NC
• Houston, TX
• Philadelphia, PA
• Plainfield, NJ
• Washington, DC

In late January, a Black girl passed away in an apparent suicide at the public boarding school she attended. She was twelve years old and already madly in love with math and science — a #RealMeg. But this love she had made her the target of bullying and verbal abuse from her classmates. Devastated by their taunts, she chose to end her life rather than live with the shame they tried to make her feel for being a “nerd” who enjoyed engaging with sciences and mathematics.

Seeing ourselves represented as heroes has undeniable power, and feeling our absence in these roles also influences the way that we see ourselves and our Blackness.

We want Black girls to see their Blackness as something to be admired, celebrated, and valued, and we want Black girls interested in STEM not to feel that their Blackness is a barrier to their dreams. We want them to know that they should never have to quiet their storm for the comfort of others. They are not too much for the world and the light they carry has the power to lead many out of darkness.

For every #RealMeg in our anti-Black world, we want to give the gift of A Wrinkle in Time to as many Black children as we can, and we will center Black girls and other non-boys in this work. Please join us in the A Wrinkle In Time Challenge as we raise funds to purchase full theaters in eight U.S. cities so that we can fill the seats with Black girls and non-boys to experience this important film together. #AWITChallenge

READ THE FULL #AWITChallenge Statement HERE

Media Contact for this Project: Leslie Mac

Experienced organizer Leslie Mac will be handling the logistics of withdrawing funds and paying for theater rental in all 8 cities with the other 7 organizers handling outreach & day of event execution for their respective cities. 

Sisters in the Storm is a collective of Black Women focused on community engagement and Sisterhood among Black Women & non-men. The sisters are Asia Renée, Dani Sanchez, Jasmine Whittaker, Kirsten H., Leslie Mac, Dr. Roni Dean-Burren, Sherronda J. Brown & Stephanie Beal.
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Registration for the #AWITChallenge Screenings is now OPEN! Thanks again for your support - we are so excited to announce registration for our free screenings are now open - Please help us spread the word - Register here: https://www.sistersinthestorm.com/
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Thank you to everyone who made this campaign such a huge success! We have officially reached our fundraising goal and while we will keep the GoFundMe page up & accepting donations, we will be pivoting to offer support to other AWIT screening campaigns - be sure to follow us on Twitter: @SistersStorm for additional updates!
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Thanks so much for all of your support - We are closing in on our goal and continuing to get some great media coverage - Check out what Sister of the Storm Dr. Roni Dean-Burren had to share with Daily Kos about #AWITChallenge - https://www.dailykos.com/stories/1745188
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More great #AWITChallenge coverage - this time in the Hollywood Reporter! Check it out & be sure to keep spreading the word - we are so close to our goal,

Hollywood Reporter covers #AWITChallenge
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