The Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) was initiated in response to the events surrounding the September 11 attacks to promote dialogue and build community by encouraging diverse members of the campus and surrounding communities to read the same book and attend related events. The book project advances the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) mission to improve both the campus climate and community relations, to foster diversity and to promote equity and inclusiveness.


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide

The 2013-2014 Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) will feature Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Nicholas Kristof will speak at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on January 13, 2014.

In Half the Sky, according to Random House, Kristof and WuDunn take the reader on “an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there…help[ing] us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part.”

Nikolas Kristof

Nikolas Kristof

The Authors

In 1990, Kristof and WuDunn became the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, honored “for knowledgeable reporting from China on the mass movement for democracy and its subsequent suppression.” Kristof still works for The Times as a columnist. In 2006, he won the 2006 Pulitzer for commentary “for his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur and that gave voice to the voiceless in other parts of the world.”

Kristof and WuDunn’s book is the twelfth Campus Community Book Project sponsored by the Office of Campus Community Relations and the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost. As with previous books, Half the Sky will provide the campus community a catalyst for exploring ideas and issues relevant to our contemporary lives.

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Author's Visit at the Mondavi Center

January 13, 2014
The Forum @MC: All Hands on Deck: Supporting Women in STEM

Panel discussion with Nicholas Kristof, featured author; Tererai Trent, Founder of Tinogona Foundation and whose story is featured in Half the Sky; Kimberlee Shauman, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Davis.
4 – 5 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts This event is FREE to the public


*January 13, 2014
Author’s Talk – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

8 PM – 9:30 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Book signing to follow at 9:30 PM, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.

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updated 3.17.14