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Screening: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Part Two

Still trying to get us all to care about the world, Katherine Clifford ’14 announces:

Half the Sky-Wesleyan is hosting a screening of Part 2 of the PBS documentary: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

The documentary is based on the best-selling book by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Part 2 of the film features Kristof and celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, and Olivia Wilde in India, Somalia/Somaliland, and Kibera, Kenya as they encounter stories of the shocking challenges facing women and girls. This section focuses on the issues of maternal morality, intergenerational prostitution, and economic hardship and on the hopeful stories of individuals working to empower women.

For those of you who saw part 1 last month, you won’t want to miss the second half. If you weren’t able to see the first half, it doesn’t matter! Come see this moving and inspirational film. We’re also doing a school supply drive for rural schools in Baja, Mexico, so bring donations to the screening if you’re able to!

Date: Thursday, November 29th
Time: 8 pm
Place: Exley 150
Cost: $0 but bring school supplies and closet junk!