"Gender Equality in the Modern Media"
Actor and chair of the California Commission on the Status of Women
Celebrate Women’s History Month! Scripps College invites you to an evening with Academy Award® Winner and Advocate for Women Geena Davis as she speaks on “Gender Equality in the Modern Media.” Doors open at 7:00pm. Priority seating in Garrison Theater will be given to members of the Scripps community with their Scripps ID. All other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This event is made possible by the generosity of the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Endowed Speakers Program. For more information, please contact the Office of Public Events at (909) 607-9372.
About the Speaker
Academy Award® winner Geena Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, appearing in several roles that became cultural landmarks. She is also quickly becoming recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls nearly as much as for her acting accomplishments. Current chair of the California Commission on the Status of Women, Davis is also a partner with UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, in its efforts to change the way the media represents women and girls globally. From the lectern, hear Geena celebrate sisterhood, discuss what her movies meant to us then and what they mean to us now, and how being cast in Thelma & Louise changed her life and spurred her into becoming a lifelong advocate for women.