Celebrate International Women’s Day - New Mexico Women Making a Difference Locally and Worldwide

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Presented by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, and New Mexico PBS

The evening begins with a special screening of a segment of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s documentary HALF THE SKY focusing on women’s economic empowerment. This segment features actress Olivia Wilde visiting Rebecca Lolosoli, a Folk Art Market artist, in Kenya.

New Mexico PBS (Ch. 5.1), International Folk Art Market, and The Lensic Performing Arts Center invite you to a special free screening of a 40-minute-segment of New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s documentary HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN, focusing on women’s economic empowerment.

The screening will take place on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco Street, in Santa Fe, NM.

This segment features actress Olivia Wilde visiting Rebecca Lolosoli, Folk Art Market artist, in Kenya. The screening will be followed by a panel presentation, moderated by Ali MacGraw, featuring New Mexico women who are making a difference locally and worldwide.

“The International Folk Art Market – Santa Fe is proud to partner with the Lensic Performing Arts Center and New Mexico PBS in celebration of International Women's Day,” said Shawn McQueen-Ruggeiro, Executive Director. “Together, we share in the achievement of women and the progression of equal rights for women and remain vigilant for further sustainable change. The Market is proud to have included Rebecca Lolosoli as one of our Market artists and look to her story as a model for so many more to come."

Filmed in 10 countries, HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE follows celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Oliva Wilde, as they circle the globe to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals.

Across the globe, oppression is being confronted and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.

The screening will be followed by a panel presentation, moderated by Ali MacGraw, featuring New Mexico women who are making a difference locally and world-wide.

Featured panelists:

Paula Amanda – Associate Chair of The Film School, Santa Fe University of Art & Design; President, New West Media Foundation

Judith Espinar – Creative Director and Founder, International Folk Art Market – Santa Fe

Diana MacArthur – Building the Al-Murtaza Academy in Pakistan

Jenny Parks – President and CEO, New Mexico Community Foundation

Singer Rankin – Founder, WorldWomenWork

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