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ICAN, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NET, PRESENTS A COMMUNITY CINEMA EVENT PREVIEW SCREENING OF HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE

 

ICAN brings awareness, conversation and engagement to the Omaha community through a documentary screening based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

 

The Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) has partnered with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) to bring a special, preview screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide to the Omaha community. This free event will be held at University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration’s Mammel Hall (6708 Pine Street) on Thursday, September 27, from 7-10 p.m. Guests can register for this event by contacting LeAnn Adkins at LeAnn@icanglobal.net. Please note seating is limited.

 

In the spirit of ICAN’s mission to inspire leaders to transform the communities they serve and ignite the power of education and conversation, ICAN knows the importance of bringing awareness and support to the global and local issues.

 

“The world needs our boldness, and making bold moves for the good of all through education and dialogue in our community is a necessary part of ICAN’s mission,” shares ICAN President and CEO Mary Prefontaine. “This is the first of a series of topics we are considering as important in today’s society to bring to light through partnerships with leading organizations, such as NET and UNO.”

 

Following the screening, guests can join a Coffee and Conversation dialogue and Q&A with a panel of intelligence experts on the local, national, and international issue of human trafficking. Panelists will include community advocates as well as experts from the fields of law enforcement, government and education.

 

“UNO’s College of Business Administration is committed to supporting vital community learning and outreach. We are proud to be a partner in furthering awareness on global issues and hosting this critical dialogue at Mammel Hall,” shares Dr. Louis Pol, Dean of the UNO College of Business Administration.

 

This special ITVS Community Cinema screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide will preview two of the six stories featured in the mini-series:

   Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone with Eva Mendes and Nicholas Kristof: investigating a country where most of the assaults and rapes go unreported.

   Sex Trafficking in Cambodia with Meg Ryan and Kristof: meeting Somaly Mam, herself sold into slavery as a young girl but now a world-renowned leader in anti-trafficking.

 

Hope endures in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, as fearless women and men develop innovative ways to turn the tide around the globe as women and girls face threats — trafficking, prostitution, violence, and discrimination — every day of their lives.

 

“Our vision for NET’s 2012-13 film series is to amplify the voices of women and girls as leaders, expand the understanding of gender equity and engage an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally,” said Marthaellen Florence, NET Director of Community Engagement and Educational Outreach.

 

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a special presentation of the Emmy® Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, premiering on Oct. 1 and 2, 2012 at 9 p.m. on your local NET station.

 

For more information, visit: www.icanglobal.net/halfthesky

Occurs once: Sep 27, 2012 (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

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