Half the Sky Screening: Featuring Edna Adan & Khalida Brohi
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
St. Edward's University | 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Carter Auditorium | Room 124 | John Brooks Williams South
Whether traveling in from South Congress or a freeway, please turn onto WOODWARD to enter the campus. Then turn onto the side street called THEATER, which takes you into the campus. Take your first right onto MOODY. You will see a parking lot on your right side.
Walk back up Moody to the JB Williams Natural Sciences Building. There will be attendants located throughout these areas to help point you in the right direction.
Join esteemed guests Edna Adan of Somaliland, Africa and Khalida Brohi of Pakistan for a very special screening of "Half the Sky."
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, 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. (Watch the trailer here)
Reception to follow: Light appetizers will be served. Experience fair trade shopping. Head to the call-to-action tables and make a difference.
Call To Action
Edna Adan will be speaking at the screening! This is an unbelievable opportunity to hear firsthand from one of the incredible changemakers featured in the film. Edna Adan is an inspiring advocate for women and girls, and her maternity hospital in Somaliland is an oasis of healing and care for the country's women.
Khalida Brohi will be speaking at the screening! Khalida believes that a society can be established where women are not killed for honor but are honored and given equal status. She aims to change the lives of 1 million women in Pakistant. Khalida has been named among NewsWeeks 25 under 25 Women of Impact as well NewsWeeks list of 100 Women Who Matter in Pakistan, Awarded Woman of Impact Award by Women in the World Foundation and various other awards for her young leadership and determination.