Deanna M. Mackey, Station Manager, KPBS
Eileen Doyle, Vice President of Program, Girl Scouts of the USA
Dr. Harriet E. Baber, Department of Philosophy, USD
Anne Dettinger, Global Arms of Advocacy, Girl Scouts San Diego
Damien Sutton, Graduate Assistant, Women's Studies, SDSU
Filmed in 10 countries, Half the Sky follows journalists Sheryl WuDunn and Nicolas Kristof, plus celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, as they tell the stories of courageous, inspiring individuals.
The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence and maternal mortality (every 90 seconds, a woman dies giving birth) present opportunities for change. Through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls, women around the globe are seizing opportunities to confront oppression and fashion meaningful solutions.