Global Distinguished Lecture featuring Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, ’02

The University of Pennsylvania’s annual Global Distinguished Lecture will feature one of Smith College’s distinguished alumnae, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, ’02. Ms. Obaid-Chinoy is an Emmy and Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, and this event will be a screening of her award-winning film Saving Face, on April 18th at 6 PM in Penn Museum’s Harrison Auditorium (3260 South Street, Philadelphia). This powerful film examines the trials faced by female survivors of acid attacks in Pakistan and their quest for justice.

Join us for a exclusive reception with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy prior to the screening! From 4:45-5:45 PM, Sharmeen will join the Philly Smith Club for hors d’oeuvres in the University of Pennsylvania’s Williams Hall (36th and Spruce Streets; room 816). Sharmeen will have to leave promptly for the screening, so don’t be late! Afterwards we’ll make our way to the Penn Museum for the screening together.

After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the filmmaker, followed by a reception in Irvine Auditorium’s Café 58 (details below). The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is a co-sponsor for this event.

When: Thursday, April 18th at 4:45 pm (screening at 6 pm)
Where: Exclusive Smith College Club of Philadelphia reception in Williams Hall (36th and Spruce Streets; room 816); Screening in Penn Museum’s Harrison Auditorium (3260 South Street, Philadelphia); University of Pennsylvania reception in Irvine Auditorium’s Café 58 (at 34th and Spruce Street).
RSVP: You must RSVP for this free event at

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