"Half the Sky" Coauthor Sheryl WuDunn to Speak November 1
Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive, entrepreneur, and author. With her husband, New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, she has coauthored three best-selling books. The most recent is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which focuses on the challenges facing women and girls in developing countries and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Colbert Report.
WuDunn will discuss her book and engage us in a difficult-to-digest dialogue focused on such issues as forced prostitution and sex slavery among women and girls. A book signing and reception will follow the event.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
James J. Whalen Center for Music
The event is free and open to the public; advance registration is not required. Prior to the symposium we will screen the documentary, Half the Sky, on Tuesday, October 30 (part one), 7:00-9:00 p.m.; and Thursday, November 8 (part two), 6:00-8:00 p.m. Both screenings will take place in Textor Hall 102. (Please note: these dates were rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy.)
The symposium is named in honor of President Emerita Peggy R. Williams, who has been an advocate for dialogue about complex and controversial issues of the time and a staunch defender of academic freedom and active, open inquiry.
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