Welcome to the April Social Justice Book Club. This week we will be discussing Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
Half The Sky focuses us on how helping women around the world can have a striking impact on human well-being. The video above is from a documentary inspired by the book and will give you a taste for what we will be discussing this week (we will have other videos throughout the week).
Whether you have read Half the Sky, read part of it, scene the documentary…or if you are just interested in these topics…you will want to check in with us here throughout the week.
Here is our agenda for the week:
Monday: We will be looking at the Introduction, Chapter One and Chapter Two.
Tuesday: We will be looking at Chapter Three, Chapter Four, and Chapter Five.
Wednesday: We will be looking at Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, and Chapter Eight.
Thursday: We will be looking at Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, and Chapter Eleven.
Friday: We will be looking at Chapter Twelve, Chapter Thirteen, and Chapter Fourteen.
Saturday and beyond: What should we do? We will discuss how we can make a difference. Now, this is something we will be discussing all week long.
Watch for posts with the hashtag #sjbc.
During the latter part of this week, we will have posts from Andrea Radke-Moss, a historian at BYU-Idaho, and Lela Graham, the executive director of Independence Rock Group: Center for Faith, Ethics, and Social Justice.
Please join us on any and all of the Social Justice Book Club posts. We want to hear your comments, thoughts, questions, and experiences. Watch for posts with the hashtag #sjbc
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