Kristof and WuDunn to Speak At Scarsdale High School
- Thursday, 11 February 2010 09:32
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Journalists, authors and Scarsdale residents Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will address the community on Tuesday March 2nd as part of the 225th anniversary of the Scarsdale Schools. The event is sponsored by the Interdependence Institute, the Scarsdale Teachers Institute and the Middle and High Schools PTAs. The couple will discuss their recently published book, Half the Sky, Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
The book chronicles the stories of women who endured poverty, illness and shame –women who were beaten, raped or sold into prostitution –but who ultimately triumph through gaining an education or founding their own businesses. The authors tell us what we can do to help women in Africa, Asia and the Middle East by becoming informed, volunteering and contributing. In their view, the key to economic progress is to improve individual lives and help women, who are “half the sky” to realize their potential.
The authors will speak on Tuesday March 2nd at 7:30 pm in the Scarsdale High School auditorium and their talk will be followed by a question and answer period. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.