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Free Screening of Difficult Dialogue Speaker Sheryl WuDunn's book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 10/26/2012
Sheryl WuDunn will be featured as the Peggy R. Williams Difficult Dialogues Symposium Speaker on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Ford Hall at 7:30 pm. A book signing and reception will follow this free and open to the public event.
To prepare for Ms. WuDunn’s talk on November 1, 2012, please join us for a free screening of the film on her book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, on Tuesday, October 30 (Part 1) - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. • Thursday, November 8 (Part 2) - 6:00–9:00 p.m., 102 Textor Hall.
Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive, entrepreneur and best-selling author. With her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof (New York Times), she has co-authored 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, The Colbert Report and other network television shows. WuDunn will discuss her book (which will be available for purchase at the bookstore this semester and at the event) and engage us in a difficult-to-digest-dialogue focused on such issues as forced prostitution and sex slavery among women and girls. According to Tom Brokaw, “Half the Sky is a passionate and persuasive plea to all of us to rise up and say ‘No more!’ to the seventeenth-century abuses to girls and women in the twenty-first- century world. This is a book that will pierce your heart and arouse your conscience.”
The Difficult Dialogues 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.