Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Free Screening of Half the Sky

CAASE will be participating in a FREE film screening this weekend of  Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The film  follows Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl 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 present to us the vital opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.

Saturday, September 15th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
in the Claudia Cassidy Theater
This event is FREE and open to the public.But you can reserve your tickets here.
Doors: 1:00 PM
Film: 2:00 PM
Panel: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Agents of Change Expo: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the 1st Floor Garland Room

Host: Kathy Im, Director of Media, Culture and Special Initiatives,
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Welcome: K. Sujata, President, Chicago Foundation for Women
Moderator: Jane M. Saks, Executive Director,
Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in Arts and Media
Rachel Durchslag, Executive Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)
Serena Chen Low, Executive Director, Apna Ghar
Mony Ruiz-Velasco, Legal Director, National Immigrant Justice Center
Sheherazade Tillet, Executive Director, A Long Walk Home

If you can't make it to the event, the film will also be broadcasting on PBS October 1st and 2nd, 2012.