September 11, 2012 12:00 PM
ITVS’s WOMEN AND GIRLS LEAD AND CPB PRESENT A LUNCHEON
IN CELEBRATION OF HALF THE SKY:
TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE
In celebration of the highly anticipated Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide broadcast event, Independent Television Service (ITVS)’s Women and Girls Lead campaign in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Show of Force Productions will present luncheon on September 11 at 12 PM at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event will highlight the role public media plays in brining a spotlight on the challenges women and girls face around the world through a panel discussion featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Half the Sky series Executive Producer Maro Chermayeff, and New Light founder Urmi Basu, among others.
A pillar of ITVS’s three-year Women and Girls Lead public media initiative, the Half the Sky series is one in a catalog of over 50 documentaries showcasing extraordinary women and girls who are changing the world. Spearheaded by ITVS in collaboration with public broadcasting, NGO, and media partners, Women and Girls Lead seeks to engage audiences and create activities that promote leadership development, violence prevention, and economic empowerment.
Who: Nicholas Kristof (Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and New York Times columnist), Maro Chermayeff (executive producer), Urmi Basu (founder of New Light), Patricia Harrison (CPB President), Sally Fifer (ITVS President), and Melanne Verveer (US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues)
What: CPB Half the Sky Luncheon and Panel Discussion
When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – 12:00 PM
Where: Holeman Lounge - The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC
Coverage: This event is open to press. For enquiry into interviews with panelists or filmmakers, please contact Rossalyn Warren at email@example.com / 212.584.5000 x 206. Half the Sky series press materials are available at pbs.org/pressroom.
Half the Sky
Premieres October 1 & 2, 2012 on PBS
A landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two websites, educational video modules with companion text, a social media campaign supporting over 30 partner NGOs, and an impact assessment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
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