Mark your calendar for October 1-2, 2012, when PBS will air a multi-part Half the Sky documentary series. If you haven’t already read this remarkable book Half the Sky, which documents the widespread atrocities against women and girls globally, surely this documentary will inspire you to buy or borrow the book and start reading.
Last weekend I spoke at a conference in Colorado Springs with the women of Operation Mobilization’s Freedom Climb. Last January 48 of them climbed Mt Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funding to fight sex trafficking. Their heroic efforts brought in well over $300,000 to support on-the-ground projects to end human trafficking.
Last Saturday, conferees tackled three climbs: Pike’s Peak, Pancake Rocks, and Red Rocks Canyon. I was privileged to join the group on Pancake Rocks and have aching legs and photos to prove I went and made it to the top!