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MJC offers ‘Half the Sky” on oppressed women

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POSTED February 27, 2013 10:45 p.m.


MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project Film & Lecture Series will offer a free showing of the film “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus. 

The presentation is free, open to the public and will be followed by a discussion. Campus parking passes are $1 and can be obtained at various ticket dispensers located in the student parking lots.


The film highlights the oppression of women and girls in various countries with a focus on sex slavery and trafficking, violence and rape.  It emphasizes the importance of education and female empowerment as a means to end gender inequality.


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