The Fund For Women & Girls Annual Luncheon
On April 22, 2022, women’s rights scholar and acclaimed author Anita Hill was the keynote speaker for the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s (FCCF) annual celebration for its Fund for Women & Girls. Hill, a professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University, has dedicated her life’s work to advancing women’s rights and ending gender violence. Her recent book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence, is a powerful call to arms from one of America’s most prominent and poised survivors. Her prior autobiography, Speaking Truth to Power, shares her story of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual harassment experienced during her career.
The highly attended annual luncheon has featured prominent speakers such as Dr. Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King and Tracee Ellis Ross. Serving as the flagship fundraiser for supporting the Fund’s work, the luncheon also spotlights the work of its newest signature initiative, the emme coalition – an innovative program that puts women and girls in the driver’s seat of their lives as partners in their own care.
About the Fund for Women & Girls
Through Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls, individuals and organizations are coming together to invest in sustainable solutions that support the safety, health, and economic security of women and girls across Fairfield County. ow in its 24th year, the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls is the largest women’s fund in New England and has improved the lives of tens of thousands of women and girls in the region with more than $8 million in grants.
2022 Keynote Speaker: Anita Hill
Anita Hill is a Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University. The youngest of 13 children from a farm in rural Oklahoma, she received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980 and began her career in private practice in Washington, D.C. Before becoming a law professor, she worked at the U.S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The recipient of a 2019 PEN Courage Award, Professor Hill’s commentary has been featured by major media outlets from The New York Times to Good Morning America. Her new book Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence, is a powerful call to arms from one of America’s most prominent and poised survivors. Her prior autobiography Speaking Truth to Power shares her story of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual harassment experienced during her career.
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