Half the Sky series part 3

Date: 07/01/2013

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 273 Duluth,Kirby Student Center (KSC)

Cost: Free

Description:

The Women's Resource and Action Center will be hosting showings of the entire television series "Half the Sky" in four weekly installments on Monday June 17th, 24th and July 1st, 8th.

 

Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's groundbreaking book, HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE takes on the central moral challenge of the 21st century: the oppression of women and girls worldwide.

Filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.

The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.

HALF THE SKY is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world's women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Our future is in the hands of women, everywhere."

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Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Women's Resource and Action Center by phone at 218.726.6292 or by email at wrac@d.umn.edu

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