Jennifer Hudson and J. Cole have been tapped to participate in the new social media campaign We Are Silent, which will help raise awareness for the millions of girls worldwide who have been denied the right to attend school.
The entertainers have endorsed a 24-hour silent stand that was organized by Free The Children and The Malala Fund, which was launched after a 15-year-old-girl named Malala Yousafzai was shot in 2012 for trying to attend school in Pakistan. Hudson and J. Cole join a list of celebrities including Big Sean, Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Seth Rogan, Hannah Simone, Clive Owen, Edward Norton, Shay Mitchell, Joe Jonas, Martin Sheen, Reggie Watts, Big Sean and Evanna Lynch.
“On April 17, I will be silent to support those around the world who are denied their rights, denied an education and denied a voice to speak out,” said Yousafzai, the CEO of the Malala Fund. “We all have the right to be heard. By being silent, I hope the world will listen to the silenced voices of girls who want to go to school, and young people around the world who are struggling for equality.”
To learn how you can get involved with the silent movement, visit FreeTheChildren.com now.
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