From West Virginia to Colombia to Haiti, women and girls across the world face incredible challenges: poverty, human trafficking, teenage pregnancy, and low educational attainment, to name just a few. How do we, as Sonoma County residents, make a dent in enormous problems in distant places?
Beth Brown and Elly Grogan were panelists at a recent screening of “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity,” to discuss local ways to get involved in global philanthropy, from joining a giving circle for women and girls to establishing a fund to support international organizations. The film, a follow-up to “Half the Sky” by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, tells stories of inspirational organizations that are making a true difference in the lives of women and girls. “A Path Appears” will be shown on PBS in segments on January 26th, February 2nd, and February 9th at 10 p.m.