Film presentation: Half the Sky
Part 1: Thursday, March 6, 9 p.m. (Shalom) in Cap and Gown Room
Part 2: Monday, March 10, 7 p.m. in Cap and Gown Room
Discussion Panel: Tuesday, March 11, 7 p.m. in Special Collections Room
About the Film
The Half the Sky Movement is cutting across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time. Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's New York Times best seller, this film focuses on six issues within six countries: Cambodia (sex trafficking), Kenya (economic empowerment), India (intergenerational prostitution), Sierra Leone (gender based violence), Somaliland (maternal health), and Vietnam (education).
Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable -- and fighting bravely to change them. Their intimate, dramatic and immediate stories of struggle reflect viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offer an actionable blueprint for transformation.
In conjunction with Women's History Month, the Center for Peace and Justice, the university's International Justice Mission chapter and Quaere Verum will show this powerful film on campus, in addition to hosting a discussion panel.
George Fox joins the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge
Facilitated by the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
The Center for Peace and Justice/Center for Global Studies director Clint Baldwin wrote a proposal that was accepted by the campus challenge project. He and Joel Perez, former dean of transitions and inclusion, traveled to the initiative's national kick-off event Aug. 1-2, 2011, at the White House. This initiative is encouraging institutions of higher education to make the vision for interfaith cooperation and community service a reality on campuses across the country.