'Half the Sky' to be shown Sept. 8

2013-08-28T00:00:00Z 2013-08-28T21:42:15Z 'Half the Sky' to be shown Sept. 8Times Staff nwitimes.com
August 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

VALPARAISO | “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” is a documentary produced for PBS that introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable and fighting bravely to change them. Filmed in 10 countries, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers a blueprint for transformation.

The film screening is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Valparaiso University’s Duesenberg Recital Hall, 1709 Chapel Drive.

Traveling with reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates, America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the film introduces women and girls living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable who are fighting bravely to change them.

This screening is sponsored by the Valparaiso Chapter of Dining for Women. Their mission is to empower women and girls living in extreme poverty by funding programs that foster good health, education, and economic self‐sufficiency and to cultivate educational giving circles that inspire individuals to make a positive difference through the power of collective giving. For more information, call (219) 465-9906 or email dfwvalpo@gmail.com.

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