Philadelphia, PA (June 30, 2020) – Billboard Critic’s Choice Artist Meghan Cary (An Erdenheim resident) has announced that her female-powered initiative the “River Rock Project” is teaming up with Vision 2020 in honor of this year’s Women’s Suffrage Centennial. As part of a collaboration to galvanize women to exercise their hard-earned right to vote, the “River Rock Project” will amplify a unified message of women’s equality, justice for all, and the imminent need for women to make their voices heard in this election year.
Vision 2020, a national women’s equality coalition, plans to feature Cary’s women’s empowerment anthem “River Rock” during the highly anticipated Toast to Tenacity live-streaming celebration on August 26, Women’s Equality Day, at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia – the kickoff to Women 100, Vision 2020’s year-long celebration of American women winning the right to vote and women’s achievement over the past century.
Cary will perform the song live during the August 26 broadcast and debut an equally inspiring video, which will feature more than 100 women and the men who stand with them, “lending their voices” and messages of hope for equality and justice for all as part of the virtual choir. To create the video, Cary and her team are inviting people from around the world to submit videos of themselves delivering a personal message and then singing along with the chorus of the song.
“The videos we’ve received so far have been incredible. People sharing their hopes for the future and inspiring others to get out and vote, to be heard. And then singing, or dancing, or…one person even ‘sang along’ in sign language…with the song. My dream of gathering 100 plus people in one place to make this video was crushed back in March,” said Cary. “But in the end, what was going to be 100 voices from mostly here in the Philly area has exploded into potentially thousands of voices from across the globe!”
The deadline for submitting videos is Wednesday, July 8 and information on how to be featured is located at https://meghancary.com/casting-call
“We are thrilled to have Meghan and her inspiring ‘River Rock Project’ as part of our Toast to Tenacity in August,” said Lynn Yeakel, Founder and President of Vision 2020. “Meghan’s passion for women’s equality and justice, coupled with her talent as a singer-songwriter, makes her a tremendous asset to our event and our organization.”
Vision 2020, an initiative of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University’s College of Medicine, is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to achieve economic, political and social equality for women. Vision 2020 has organized Women 100, a multi-event commemoration that will stretch into March 2021, to recognize the Centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in which suffragists won the right to vote and the progress of women over the last 100 years.
For more information about “The River Project” visit https://meghancary.com/the-river-rock-project.
For more information about Vision 2020 visit https://drexel.edu/vision2020/