Half the Sky… this Thursday in Eugene!

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What can we do together to turn oppression into opportunity for women worldwide?  Tariro will be among the organizations gathering this Thursday at Eugene’s own Tsunami Books, to discuss many of the problems facing women and girls around the world, and share solutions for empowering women and their families locally, as well as internationally.  Organized by Women’s Opportunity Worldwide, the event is centered around the narrative of women’s empowerment told in the best-selling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  The community event planned for this coming Thursday is being held to accompany a presentation by Sheryl WuDunn, who will be speaking at the University of Oregon on May 11th, in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Women in Society.  Here are the details!

April 14, 2011
7:00 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m.
Tsunami Books
2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR

A newly formed organization, Women’s Opportunity Worldwide was recently profiled in Bob Welch’s column in the Eugene Register Guard, which mentioned Tariro as one of the groups based in Eugene working to make a concrete change toward women’s empowerment.  Come join us for the community discussion with Women’s Opportunity Worldwide!

 

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One response to “Half the Sky… this Thursday in Eugene!

  1. I love that book, Nick Kristof, and Tariro!
    I really believe that empowering women is the most effective way to lift up this world.
    I wish I could be there!

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