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Stirring the Fire, Photography Exhibit Empowers Women

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


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Melissa Olesen
mwagoner@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659