emPower lunch series (formerly leadership luncheon)

The emPower lunches dish up thought-provoking discussions of current issues facing women of all backgrounds. Guest speakers share their passion for interrupting discrimination in all of its forms, leaving you with food for thought and inspiration to become an ally in creating social change.

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06.22.17   Shut the Fake Up Media SOLD OUT
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, Connie Schultz discusses how calling some media fake is changing the way people perceive news and what sources they seek out for information. She talks about how the idea of truth is changing and what that means for national policy-making as well as everyday life.
ConnieSchultzweb.jpg Connie Schultz

Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize winning, nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate, and Professional in Residence at Kent State University School of Journalism. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for Commentary for columns that judges praised for providing “a voice for the underdog and the underprivileged.” She also won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Reporting and the Batten Medal, which honors “a body of journalistic work that reflects compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog.”

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event details

networking and lunch
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

$30 individual | $300 table

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LC Johnson
614.224.9121 ext. 1226

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