If you’ve read Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, you know that its authors, Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas D. Kristof, make a powerful case that improving conditions for women is the most effective way to combat global poverty and extremism. The duo, who shared a Pulitzer Prize for their New York Times coverage of China, set an ambitious agenda;  their website describes the plan as “unlocking women’s power as economic catalysts.”

This coming Thursday, March 4, WuDunn and Kristof will appear in a video celebration showing at theaters around the country. The event is billed as a lead-in to International Women’s Day (next Monday).  As Kristof described it last month in his  Times blog, On the Ground:

The show includes an amazing new song by India Arie; the premier of a short film about an Ethiopian girl named Woinshet who is in our book, Half the Sky, a brief panel discussion with various eminences — and a surprise appearance by one of my young heroes from far away.

To find a nearby theater and reserve a ticket, visit halftheskylive.com. If you’re in New York City, you can see WuDunn and Kristof live, too: they’ll be hosting the 7:30 p.m. screening at NYU’s Skirball Center.

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