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TitleStirring the Fire, Photography Exhibit Empowers Women
Date8.24.10
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659
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The University of San Diego is hosting Phil Borges’ exhibit, Stirring the Fire: a global movement to empower women and girls, in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ).

The photography serves as a call to action and celebration of the women and girls—mostly in developing countries—who have broken through barriers of tradition and oppression to become catalysts for change in their communities. Their stories shed light on specific gender issues worldwide while revealing practical pathways for women and girls to achieve gender equality.

The exhibit is open to the public now, with the opportunity to view the pieces at the IPJ Fine Arts Gallery. On October 6 and October 27, photographer and human rights activist Phil Borges will attend and lecture at USD.

Empowering women has been found to be the most effective strategy for addressing poverty and building stability in the developing world. In July 2010, the UN showed its support of this concept by creating the first UN entity dedicated exclusively to gender equality and women’s empowerment. This achievement only further legitimizes a growing conviction that the world’s women deserve the world’s attention, and investing in women is a key to solving some of the greatest global challenges we face.

The free exhibit is open to the public and to the press Monday through Thursday 12 - 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and during Institute events. For more information go to http://peace.sandiego.edu.


WHO: The University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

WHAT: A Phil Borges photography exhibit titled Stirring the Fire: a global movement to empower women and girls

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Fine Art Galleries
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

WHEN: Exhibit open Monday through Thursday 12 - 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. through December 15, 2010 and during Institute events

Lecture with Phil Borges on October 6