Eastern Michigan University is pleased to announce the list of events for Women’s History Month 2014.
Kickoff Event: “Half the Sky” – Reception, Film Screening and Panel Discussion
- Reception: 5:00-6:00pm
- Film Screening: 6:00-7:30pm
- Panel Discussion: 7:30-8:30pm
- Amalina Dave, Graduate Student, Women’s and Gender Studies
- Nigora Erkaeva, Graduate Student, School of Education
- Solange Simoes, Faculty Member, Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
Filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.
The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.