"Half the Sky" Screening

Feb 12, 2013, 7:00 PM
Taylor Auditorium

Pacific University's Social Work Club and Center for Gender Equity host a film screening of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Part One)" in Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall.


On Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., Pacific University’s Social Work Club and Center for Gender Equity will host a film screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Part One).

Half the Sky is a PBS television documentary, based on the best-selling book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn’s. Kristof and WuDunn fight to raise awareness of the unimaginable circumstances many women and girls must heroically face (e.g., maternal mortality, gender-based violence, sex-trafficking and forced prostitution) and stress the importance of education and economic empowerment to help combat the oppression of women worldwide.

Film crews follow Kristof as he and several celebrity advocates (America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde) travel to numerous countries, including Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Liberia.

Half the Sky is a heartbreaking and inspiring film that provides tools that everyday men, women, students, and members of the community can utilize to help the millions of women and girls in their fight against oppression. “Change is possible, and you can be part of the solution.” (www.halftheskymovement.org).

The film will be screened in Taylor Auditorium (second floor of Marsh Hall). Members of the community are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact student campus ambassador for Half the Sky, Jennifer Buck, at buck0205@pacificu.edu


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Edited by Jenni Luckett (jluckett@pacificu.edu) on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:11 AM

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