|Sheryl WuDunn, who appeared on "The Colbert Report" last year, is the guest speaker at Saturday's Roe v. Wade event.|
A Roe V. Wade commemoration will be held Saturday evening in Newport Beach and--guess what?--it's a celebration
of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
The Community Action Fund of the Planned Parenthood of Orange and San
Bernardino Counties' "Roe v. Wade 37th Anniversary Celebration" will be
emceed by California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
and feature Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn
as the guest speaker. Considered a dynamic speaker, WuDunn is the author of Half the Sky: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Scheduled to venture into political enemy territory, at least via teleconference, is U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
, who is scheduled to deliver a "special message."
event at the Fairmont Newport Beach begins with a private reception
with WuDunn at 6 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m.
and the dinner and program at 7 p.m. A silent auction of works created
by local female artists opens at the cocktail hour, and WuDunn is
scheduled to sign books immediately after the program.
|. . . and working the room, Karen Bass!|
prices range from $150 for an individual ticket to $300-$25,000
depending on if you want to be listed in the program, attend the
private reception or sponsor student activists. Contributions to the
Community Action Fund are not tax-deductible because revenues are used
for lobbying and electoral work. Donations from businesses and labor
unions cannot be accepted.
Wanna go? Got questions? Contact Julie Meigs
at (714) 633-6373.