Sunday, February 28, 2010

Half The Sky, An Event by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn About the Oppression of Women

Below, is an interview on WNYC with NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn discussing their bestseller "Half The Sky" and the oppression of women. Their book focuses particularly on sex trafficking, maternal mortality, and violence against women. On Thursday, CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, will be hosting an event called "Half the Sky," a rebroadcast at select theaters nationwide of "Woineshet" by Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone, a film about an Ethiopian girl and her triumph over the sexual violence and discrimination that are a part of the local tradition. The evening will also include music and discussion. For more information about the event and the film, go here. h/t Crooks and Liars. 

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