Half the Sky – Community Event
OCTOBER 3, 5:45 – 8:00 PM. Samuels Library, 330 E. Criser Road, Front Royal, VA 22630
Join the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center for an abridged screening of a powerful series about empowering girls and women worldwide. Filmed in 10 countries, this documentary, Half the Sky, introduces women and girls fighting to change their difficult circumstances. The purpose of the community screening is to raise awareness of human rights issues that affect everyone in every nation and every community.
We hope to:
- increase awareness of the oppression of women worldwide as a humanitarian crisis that affects all people everywhere including the local community
- spark local community conversation about how human rights and humanitarian issues globally affect life in the Valley and Front Royal area.
The evening will begin with light refreshments at 5:45 p.m., followed by the screening at 6:00. Segments from the series will be shown for about 1 hour, followed by a question and answer and discussion period. The discussion will be led by Dr. Rosalie H. Norem, who has worked in over 30 countries on issues related to women in development, both with the United States Agency for International Development and the United Nations system.