The Center for International Education along with other Eastern organizations will sponsor a screening of Half the Sky followed by a panel discussion at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in the O’Donnell Auditorium located in the Whitlock Building. The film is part of the Half the Sky movement: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

The movement is based off the book Half the Sky, a book about women struggling worldwide. These women include a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman that faces terrible injuries during childbirth. The Pulitzer Prize winning authors, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn also explain how a small amount of help from others can transform the lives of these women and girls.

The discussion panelists at the event will include Maria Castellanos, a human trafficking program manager, Lisa Day, department chair for women and gender studies and members of Eastern’s SHINE (stop human injustice enslavement and exploitation) organization.

Attendees at the event will learn how they can change the lives of women and girls worldwide.