Women's Circle | "Half the Sky" documentary viewing and informal discussion

Women's Circle will host an abbreviated viewing of the documentary with an informal discussion to follow. "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" is a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film and national broadcast event inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. WuDunn was the LDCW Women's History Month speaker in 2012.

"Half the Sky" promo

Girl at New Light Crèche in Kolkata, India (Photo by Joshua Bennett)

Date/Time

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

St. Paul Campus

Cost

Free and Open to the Public

Other information

Free t-shirts will be provided at the event, courtesy of the Luann Dummer Center for Women.



Women's Circle will host an abbreviated viewing of the documentary with an informal discussion to follow.  "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" is a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film and national broadcast event inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. WuDunn was the LDCW Women's History Month speaker in 2012.

Filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde 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.

The series is part of the Women and Girls Lead initiative, spearheaded by ITVS in partnership with CPB and PBS.

For additional information on "Half the Sky," please visit the film's website.