Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn believe that the paramount moral challenge of this century is the global struggle for gender equality. This exhibit is a response to the authors' call to action by community members and UC Davis undergraduates enrolled in a Freshman Seminar (FRS 002) taught by Donna Billick and Diane Ullman (UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program). Community members and students who created pieces for this art exhibition wanted to bring awareness to the topics presented in Half the Sky and these "ceramic books" are inspired by the research and exploration of the compelling issues in Kristof and WuDunn's book. Each ceramic book contains two "pages": the left page is a visual representation, explicitly or symbolically, of a specific issue/problem raised in Half the Sky, while the opposing page is a visual representation of a proposed solution. These pieces are powerful, beautiful, explicit, and above all, confronting to the issues and human stories narrated in Half the Sky.
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