Women Hold Up Half The Sky

The book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women
Worldwide” written by Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize journalist and his
wife Sheryl WuDunn, is the result of a tour and study of women’s  lives
in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast and Far East Asia.  The title is
based on a Chinese saying that Women hold up half the sky.

You may recall that CHAI participated in the Governor’s Conference on Human Trafficking and hosted a discussion on the issue at its book club discussion with Corban Addison, author of ‘A Walk Across the Sun’.
‘Half the Sky’ has been made into an important documentary that will be shown
on PBS on Monday and Tuesday, Oct 1 & 2.

Some of this documentary will be previewed  on  Thursday, 9/27,  at the site
of The Samaritan Women , which is also the only  site of a Restoration
Residential Shelter for adult victims of human trafficking in the entire Mid-Atlantic Region.  This is  also the headquarter site for the Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition, to which CHAI community partner, HoCo AGAST, is a member.  The Samaritan Women is located off Rt. 144 just inside Balt City limits, on  23 acres of open space with
large Organic Gardens and 2 refurbished Victorian houses.

Program to be held outside:

 5:30pm.    Engagement Expo. Representatives of local organizations will share information on their efforts and how people can get involved. Also, there will be Fair Trade and Survivor -made products available for sale .

6:45pm      Part of the film.  MPTV has chosen The Samaritan Women to do this early screening.  Bring flashlights and lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions available.

8:30pm      Remarks from Local Advocates.

This event is free, with a suggestion of a minimum donation of $5 to support Maryland Human Trafficking victims.

For more information, contact Judy Colligan of HoCo AGAST  at jlcbolero@gmail.com or Melissa Yao, of the Maryland Coalition at myao@marylandcoalition.org

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