Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Half the Sky coverBook of the Quarter, Spring 2012
Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor
Learning Commons, Technology Center, & Library
Tuesday, May 1
4 - 5:30 p.m.

The Library is pleased to present a panel discussion on Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Our four panelists are:

Linda Alepin
Founding Director, Global Women's Leadership Network
Sharmila Lodhia
Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
Patricia Nevers
Undergraduate, anthropology major
Craig Stephens
Director, Public Health Program

The event will be held Tuesday, May 1 beginning at 4 p.m. in the Saint Clare Room on the 3rd floor of the Learning Commons. The event is free and open to the public. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the event, but copies are available for purchase in the campus bookstore.

About the Book

Authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn believe that the most effective way to fight global poverty is to unleash the potential of women. Their book has been described as a call to arms to set free this potential by denouncing the abuses suffered by women around the world. According to Publishers Weekly, "New York Times columnist Kristof and his wife, WuDunn, a former Times reporter, make a brilliantly argued case for investing in the health and autonomy of women worldwide." A Library Journal review has this to say about Kristof and WuDunn, "they argue that the key to change is social entrepreneurs who can empower at the grassroots level through such means as education and microloans." Their best selling book has inspired a global movement for change.

About the Authors

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn shared the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism while reporting for The New York Times. Their coverage of the mass movement for democracy in China made them the first married couple to win such a prize.

To learn more about Kristof and WuDunn visit the Half the Sky website.

 

 

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