Authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide to Speak Feb 22, 2010
The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice is extremely pleased to announce that New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” will be speaking at Fordham Law School on February 22, 2010. In anticipation of the event for this important new book, Jim Leitner, FLS ’82, has generously donated 1,500 copies of the book, enough for each Fordham Law School student. Their lecture, which is open to the public, will begin at 5:30 PM in McNally Ampitheater and a reception and book signing will follow the talk.
Kristof and WuDunn, Pultizer Prize winning authors who recently received the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement, chronicle the suffering of women throughout the developing world in “Half the Sky.” More importantly, however, their book brings us the stories of women who refused to be pushed down by the weight of suffering, and advocated for their survival and women’s rights by establishing businesses and schools, or by educating themselves. “Half the Sky” enables us to pay attention to voices that are too often ignored, and provides us with numerous ideas about how to contribute to changing the world, work that the Leitner Center seeks to promote.
We are thrilled to be hosting the authors for this event in February to talk about their work that we hope will inspire members of the Fordham community and NYC at large.
Photo credit: Geoffrey Kristof