This benefit viewing is being sponsored by the generous support of the following community members.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
is a documentary filmevent inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name
by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
Filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof 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 — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds --
present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.
Our Wonderful Panelists & Honored Guests
Two Amazing Survivors will share the evening with us as our honored guests
The event doors open at 4:30pm at the State Theatre.
light food, cocktails, and specialty coffees are available for purchase.
Successful Women of Central Valley will host a silent auction between the hours of 4:30p and the film break in support of its community benefit goals.
The film will begin promptly at 6:00pm.
Supporting Women in our Community