March 21, 2013 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
You are invited to a special Trinity screening & discussion of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, sponsored by The Women’s Student Action Coalition and Sigma Iota Rho National Honor Society!
Part 1: Wednesday, March 20th at 6PM
Part 2: Thursday, March 21st at 6PM
Where: O’Connor Auditorium
**Screening followed by discussion**
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was filmed in 10 countries, following Nicholas Kristof, 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. (Courtesy of PBS.org).
To watch the film trailer, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JbWA-6GDn4&feature=relmfu