The City of West Hollywood will provide residents free van transportation for a private docent-led tour of the “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” exhibit on Sunday, May 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. Admission to the museum will be available for a discounted group rate of $7 per person.
“The ‘Women Hold Up Half the Sky’ exhibit provides a visual documentation of the cruelties and atrocities inflicted on women and girls around the world,” said Mayor Pro Tem Abbe Land. “As painful as some of these images are to see, it is important for us to continue to educate ourselves and recommit to the fight to end violence – of all types – here at home and around the world.”
“Women Hold Up Half the Sky” is a multi-media exhibit inspired by the critically-acclaimed book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
The exhibit features groundbreaking experiences with documentary photographs, visual art, sound installations and interactive opportunities for visitors to get involved in changing the injustices women face worldwide. It’s both an educational and empowering opportunity for women and men to better understand the injustices occurring upon women and to learn how to take part in local activism to prevent further atrocities. The exhibit will run through May 20.
Participants can purchase tickets at the Skirball Cultural Center for $7. The van transportation to the Skirball will leave from West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 6. The van will pick up visitors from the Skirball at 2 p.m. and return to City Hall.