The University of Arizona, in partnership with local activists and philanthropists, is shining a spotlight on the issue of women’s empowerment and human rights by hosting a series of events from Nov. 14-18.
Through a play, a documentary, and a series of workshops, the organizers hope to raise awareness about critical human rights issues affecting large numbers of women and girls around the globe. The events coincide with International Education Week, coordinated by the Office of Global Initiatives.
On Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., Dipti Mehta will perform her one-woman play, “Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan,” which raises awareness and break down the social stigma that exists around sex workers. Mehta, who received her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from the UA in 2006, works in New York City doing medical research. She is also an internationally known actress, playwright, and voice personality, who has received numerous prestigious awards.
The play will be held at the Temple of Music and Art, located at 330 S. Scott Ave. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating, $10 for students. A $50 VIP ticket includes a post-show dessert reception. Tickets can be purchased here.
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