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Half the SkyHalf the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour documentary film inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Filmed in 10 countries, the film follows Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gavrielle 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.

WHRO, in collaboration with community partners, hosted a screening and discussion. Community partners shared information about how to take action locally. Following the screening, Barbara Hamm Lee, executive producer and host of  Another View Radio Program, moderated discussion with panelists Jennifer Fish, Ph.D., director of the Old Dominion University Department of Women’s Studies, and Ruth Jones, executive director of YWCA – South Hampton Roads.

Find out how you can get involved through the Half the Sky Action Guide.