Don’t Miss Half the Sky Live

March 04, 2010

This past Christmas, my sister — with just a bit of hinting on my part — gave me the best-selling book, Half the Sky, by Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. And while I am passionate about women’s development (and was the one who blatantly asked for the book), with work, life, visitors, and the recent “Snowbomination 2010,” the book sat unopened on my bookshelf — until now.

With International Women’s Day around the corner, AAUW has partnered with CARE in a film event inspired by this great book — just in time to give me the push I needed to read it. (I urge you all to do the same!) Half the Sky Live will take place Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in theaters across the country. Incorporating musical performances, celebrity commentary, and the world premiere of Woineshet, a powerful short film directed by Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei, Half the Sky Live is a creative way for our members to celebrate International Women’s Day together and stand in solidarity with women all over the world. Also during the event, AAUW members will be recognized for our efforts to rally members and local communities to take part in the celebration.

I just bought my ticket for Half the Sky Live at a D.C.-metro-area theater, and I can’t wait! It looks like it will be a great show, and I’ll be writing on the event in upcoming days. But don’t take my word for it. Make sure you attend the show at one of the 500 locations to share in the fun!

This post contributed by Cori Fordham, AAUW’s public policy fellow.

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1 Comment

  1. Gloria Blackwell says:

    I attended the Half the Sky event and it was excellent. We did our job in rallying AAUW members to attend and Helene Gayle gave a shout out to AAUW for our participation (which I heard from our NY members who atended the real live event in Feb). Just coming back from the CSW in NY, it was great to see the ongoing attentrion paid to global issues for women and girls. There’s so much work to do!

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