Women’s History Month 2016
Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Nancy Reed
Monday, March 14, 7 p.m., Lee Hall, room 411
Nancy Redd is currently a host on “HuffPost Live”, The Huffington Post’s Webby Award-winning streaming network.
Two weeks after graduating from Harvard University with an honors degree in Women’s Studies, Ms. Redd earned the title of Miss Virginia, going on to become swimsuit winner and top 10 at Miss America. This experience would become the impetus for her two non-fiction award-winning books Body Drama and Diet Drama.
Ms. Redd is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, an NAACP Image Award nominee, a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award, and the winner of a National Parenting Publications Award for tweens and teens. A sought-after host, speaker, columnist, and media personality, prior to joining “HuffPost Live” as a founding host, she served as the worldwide spokesperson for UbyKotex, worked on The Girls’ Guide to the SAT, and was the spokesperson for Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls.
Other honors include being named L’OREAL’s Beauty of Giving Young Woman of the Year, one of GLAMOUR magazine’s Top 10 College Women and one of Harvard Magazine’s Top Six Seniors. Ms. Redd also once appeared on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? with Regis Philbin and won $250,000.
Ms. Redd has been featured on E! True Hollywood Stories, NPR, PBS, Inside Edition, CBS’ The Early Show, The Insider, Discovery Channel, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, Forbes magazine, ABC’s Good Morning America, CosmoGirl, J14, and more.
JFMC Human Rights Film Series Presents: Private Violence
Private Violence explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. The knee-jerk response is to ask: “why doesn’t she just leave?” Private Violence shatters this logic. Through the eyes of two survivors – Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women – we bear witness to the complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence.