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Women’s film festival founder Peggy Goldwyn to engage in campus conversation

The campus community is invited to a free screening of the award-winning documentary”On Her Shoulders” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Boise State’s Special Events Center. The film will be followed by an intimate conversation with Family of Woman Festival founder and writer Peggy Goldwyn, along with Boise State’s Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs Steven Feldstein.

The screening is presented by the Family of Woman Film Festival. The award-winning documentary film follows Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, who is determined to tell her story. As her journey leads down paths of advocacy and fame, she becomes the voice of her people and their best hope to spur the world to action.

Goldwyn wrote television situation comedy for 20 years, has written and produced motion pictures, and is a novelist. She is a board member of Boise State’s Andrus Center for Public Policy, a commissioner for the Women’s Refugee Commission, and recipient of the International Women’s Forum “Women Who Make a Difference.” She serves on the board of the Friends of the UNFPA, which promotes the health, dignity and rights of women and girls around the world by supporting the life-saving work of the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, through education, advocacy and fundraising.

Feldstein is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in the Democracy, Conflict and Governance Program. Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, and as the Director of the Office of Policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He also has served as counsel on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.