FMBC “Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”

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Join Cami, Chelsea and Anissa as they discuss “Half The Sky” by Pulitzer Prize Winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Find out how we can do our share in turning women’s oppression into opportunity!

(Second Chance Education, The Box Girls, Micro-financing,  Female Circumcision Prevention, Heifer International Christmas Cards, Girl Rising)

Four Things You Can Do in the Next 10 Minutes

1. Go to www.kiva.org, www.globalgiving.org or www.givology.com and open an account where you can directly sponsor an individual overseas.

2. Sponsor a girl/woman through Plan International, Women for Women International, American Jewish World Service or World Vision.

3. Sign up for email updates on www.womensenews.org or www.worldpulse.com in order to receive updates on current abuse and actions you can take to help.

4. Join the CARE Action Network. This will assist you in speaking out, educating policy makers and adding your voice against poverty and injustice.

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  1. Thanks for the conversation & bringing Half the Sky back into the forefront of my thought. I haven’t read the book yet but when the documentary aired I interviewed the director Maro Chermayeff for a film magazine; there’s a lot of shop talk about the filming process, but it still might be interesting: http://filmmakermagazine.com/52826-half-the-sky-social-documentary-transmedia/#.Up_hGxxLhLI.

    I wish I could have just transcribed our entire conversation verbatim because she talked so much about audience engagement and evangelism, i.e. strategies to increase the number of people involved in these issues. Nick Kristoff has said again and again that they don’t just want to reach the kinds of people who would read a thick nonfiction book about women’s issues–say, college-educated NPR-listening feminists–but they want to get the message to different people through different media. So podcasts like this are great, but they’ve also created a number of Facebook games like Half the Sky Movement: The Game and other media to reach other demographics (most players of FB games like Farmville are women 25-45). As you all were talking about your daughters it just occurred to me that some games like these might be appropriate ways to explore issues with children and teens as well.

    Anyway, glad to see such a hugely important topic getting covered here. Thanks!

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