‘Half the Sky’ co-author to speak in Duluth

The co-author of the book that inspired a documentary series about women, oppression and poverty is scheduled to speak in Duluth on Thursday.

Sheryl WuDunn, who co-wrote the book “Half the Sky” with husband Nicholas D. Kristof, is speaking at the College of St. Scholastica at 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The PBS documentary of the same title stars actresses Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Diane Lane, Olivia Wilde, America Ferrera and Gabrielle Union.