San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Metro Chapter of the USNC for UN Women invite you to a screening of Half the Sky. The event, co-presented with ITVS Community Cinema, will feature the gender-based violence segment of the documentary series. A panel discussion will follow.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour television series for PBS and international broadcast, shot in 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation.
Location: Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.
The screening will take place in the Event Oval (Lower Level 1) at The Diana Center located in the center of campus.
6:00 - Doors open
7:00 - Program begins
7:15 - Film begins
7:45 - Panel Discussion
8:15 - Audience Q&A
8:45 - Program close
Elisabeth Roesch is the International Rescue Committee’s Senior Advocacy Officer for Women’s Protection and Empowerment. Elisabeth spearheads the organization’s global advocacy to ensure that violence against women and girls remains a priority in humanitarian policies and programs. She also provides support to the local and national advocacy efforts of IRC programs around the world. Before joining the IRC in 2009, Elisabeth worked with CARE in eastern Congo, where she designed and launched emergency gender-based violence programs to address the needs of displaced women and girls in North Kivu province. She has also worked in Tanzania and Uganda on youth and peace-building initiatives.
Karestan Chase Koenen, M.A., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health where she does research and teaches about psychological trauma. She is also an experienced clinician who specializes in working with women with posttraumatic stress disorder. Dr. Koenen was awarded the Chaim Danieli Young Professional Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Robins-Guze Young Investigator Award from the American Psychopathological Association. She has published over 15 scientific papers and co-authored several books including Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Psychotherapy for the Interrupted Life with Drs. Marylene Cloitre and Lisa Cohen. Dr. Koenen is currently President of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and is also the lead epidemiologist mapping the use of sexual violence as a tool of war within the current conflict in Syria.
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Metro NY Chapter of the USNC for UN Women
The U.S. National Committee for UN Women (UN Women-USNC) is an independent non-governmental organization that supports the mission of UN Women through programs, advocacy, public education about UN Women and global women’s issues, and fund-raising efforts to support UN Women programs worldwide. UN Women-USNC is able to fulfill this mission of education and fundraising through city chapters across the country.
The Metro NY Chapter for the U.S. National Committee for UN Women was founded in 1987 and is comprised of 130+ members across all ages and professions. To learn more about us and our upcoming fundraisers and educational programs by visiting our website or by joining our mailing list.