Thursday, October 12
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Two-time Academy Award winner Geena Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, appearing in several roles that became cultural landmarks, such as Muriel Pritchett in “The Accidental Tourist,” Thelma in “Thelma & Louise,” and Dottie Hinson in “A League of Their Own.” She is also a world-class athlete (at one time the nation’s 13th-ranked archer), a member of the genius society Mensa, and the author of a new memoir, “Dying of Politeness,” published by HarperOne. The book explores her life, rise to fame and journey from “crippling politeness” to full on “feminist icon status.”
Davis is recognized for her persistent advocacy of women and girls as Founder and Chair of the Emmy-winning non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentage of female characters and reduce gender stereotyping in media made for children.
In addition to hearing from the multi-talented Davis, the Women’s Fund will recognize local nonprofits and leaders working to advance gender equity, share an update on our impact in the community and award grants to programs that make a positive impact on the lives of those who experience gender-based oppression. Sponsorship opportunities and event tickets are available now at www.OmahaWomensFund.org/Lead-The-Change.