LECTURE – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

The Cooper Union Presents The Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Lecture:

Half The Sky:
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

with authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

An ancient Chinese proverb says that women hold up half the sky. Yet throughout the developing world, instead of capitalizing on this powerful natural resource, millions of women are subject to brutality and victimization, even “gendercide.” In the tenth annual Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Lecture, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, discuss Half The Sky, their passionate call to arms against the oppression of women around the globe —“the central moral challenge” of our time on November 1 at 6:30PM in The Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th Street b/w 3rd and 4th Aves, NYC). Through inspiring stories of extraordinary women, the authors show that the most effective way to fight global poverty is to unleash the potential of women. They also offer an uplifting do-it-yourself tool kit for those who want to help. The event is free and open to the public.

The Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Lecture, the 10th in an annual series,
was established with a generous grant from The Horace W. Goldsmith

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished
private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by
Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist. Since its
founding, all admitted students have received full-tuition scholarships.

The Cooper Union
The Great Hall –7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue, New York

Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R)

Free — Open to the Public

Information: 212.353.4195 or http://www.cooper.edu

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