Half the Sky Screening at GlobalFest 2012: Stand for Girls

Saturday, 22 September 2012 - 11:00am
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11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. GlobalFest 2012: Stand for Girls (Event Agenda
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Conference Room H (Upstairs). An excerpt from the four-hour film will be screened on gender-based violence in Sierra Leone featuring celebrity activist Eva Mendez. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Heidi Breeze-Harris, Co-Founder and Executive Director of One by One and Bridget Nolan, Director of Communications and Partnership Development at HEAL Africa.

Hosted by Global Washington, GlobalFest 2012: Stand for Girls celebrates the achievements of women worldwide and the innovations of Washington state’s collaborative global development organizations. Attend this free event and discover how Washington organizations are advancing the well-being of thousands of girls each day by making education accessible, expanding economic opportunities for women, and ensuring the health of mothers and children. GlobalFest welcomes the entire family to the Seattle Center Armory and will feature interactive booths and exhibits from 40 of Washington’s leading global development organizations, live world music, informational “GlobalEDU” sessions on topics related to women and girls, and a special screening of the new film Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. GlobalFest is part of a September Stand for Girls Campaign, organized by Global Washington to raise awareness about and funds for issues affecting women and girls. Learn more at www.stand4girls2012.org. To learn more about Global Washington, visit www.GlobalWa.org.

About the film:
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a PBS documentary film and national broadcast event (airing October 1-2) inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Filmed in 10 countries, the film follows Kristof and celebrity activists 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. Learn more at halftheskymovement.org.

Watch the trailer: