Dozens of children and Bronx residents attend a screening of the award winning documentary Rafea: Solar Mama. The films director Mona Eldaief joined Bronx activists Kelly Terry-Sepulveda of The Point CDC, Jose Made of Accion and Sonia Russell of COSIA. The panel was moderated by Jean West. Students and residents stayed after the film for a lively discussion about women’s empowerment in today’s world. Rafea examines the struggles of a Jordanian Bedouin women who strives to become her country’s first solar engineer and improve her community.
"Aiyyo, I remember Marvin Gaye, used to sing ta me. He had me feelin like black was tha thing to be. And suddenly tha ghetto didn't seem so tough. And though we had it rough, we always had enough" Tupac