Brown Bag Film and Discussion Series: “A Walk to Beautiful”
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 1-3pm, UWM Multicultural Student Lounge (Union 198)
The award winning feature-length documentary "A Walk to Beautiful" tells the stories of five Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries and embark on a journey to reclaim their lost dignity. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame. They make the choice to take the long and arduous journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in search of a cure and a new life.
Dr. Peninnah Kako and Dr. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu from UWM’s College of Nursing will lead a discussion after the film, sharing their experiences working on a fistula research team in Malawi and Kenya. This event is part of a bi-monthly brown bag film series at UWM showcasing and discussing issues related to women, multiculturalism, and diversity.
Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center, UWM Center for International Education, UWM College of Nursing Center for Cultural Diversity and Global Health, UWM Office of Diversity and Climate, UWM Sociocultural Programing, UWM Multicultural Student Centers, and Multicultural Academic Student Offices.
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852