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(MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA) – Acclaimed artists, stars and representatives from the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) and the United Nation’s Women will take part in a Sept. 2, 2015 panel discussion on gender equity and female empowerment as part of My Voice Matters.
The event will allow the public to log on to the ‘’Talks at Google’’ YouTube channel and connect with millions of viewers around the world to view a discussion that will feature  women’s advocate-Paralympian-actress Aimee Mullins; Melissa Goodman, director of the ACLU SoCal’s LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project, Oisika Chakrabarti, representative of UN Women who launched the HeForShe campaign (made famous by Emma Watson), Arlette Nkurayija Rwandan genocide survivor, lawyer and president of the Women and Children Embassy, and Hala Kazim, a women’s advocate awarded the UAE Business Woman of the Year in 2013 for her work in the Middle East.
My Voice Matters will also feature a Sept. 2 Google+ Hangout. Viewers will have a front-row seat at the first-ever live performance of Gary Catona, Nick Milo and Aubrey Logan’s 'My Voice Matters' in a 'teach the world to sing along' performed by award-winning entertainers Logan and Aneeka and conducted by Catona.  Downloads of the song will help to raise funds for millions of disenfranchised women and children.  But before the sing-along, Catona will give the biggest-ever 'World voice lesson’ in history as he takes all those tuned into the Google+ Hangout through the same exercises that he has used with all of his famous students, from Whitney Houston to Andrea Bocelli to Steven Tyler and numerous other superstars.
The producers of My Voice Matters invite the public to get involved by sharing #MakeMyVoiceMatter & #MyVoiceMatters on their social media platforms and help elevate the global conversation around female empowerment and gender equality.  For more information on how to join our Google+Hangout contact: markskelton1@gmail.com / MakeMyVoiceMatter.org.

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