Thursday March 28, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Museum of the African Diaspora will be holding a film screening and discussion of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide with Amy Fredrickson, a consultant and advisor to Technoserve.
Half the Sky was filmed in 10 countries and follows authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, 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. We will be showing the three segments of Half the Sky that are set in Africa: Sierra Leone - Gender-based Violence; Somaliland - Maternal Mortality; and Kenya - Economic Empowerment.
Admission is $10. Advanced tickets can be purchased at http://halftheskymoad.eventbrite.com/