For Immediate Release: November 3, 2022
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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to Host Summit on Women’s Rights at the Clinton Presidential Center on December 1-2
The Women’s Voices Summit will bring together advocates, artists, political and policy leaders from around the world to address defending and advancing women’s rights including Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister, Australia; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President, Liberia; Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund; Jennifer Klein, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Gender Policy Council White House Gender Policy Council; María Teresa Kumar, Founder, Voto Latino; and more.
The summit coincides with a special exhibition featuring 18 newly-commissioned works by 16 world-renowned artists that are powerful tributes to women, past and present, who have risked their lives in the fight to defend and expand human rights
For more visit http://clintonfoundation.org/womensvoices
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will convene national and global leaders, activists, artists, and more from around the world for “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes, Women’s Rights,” an international summit exploring the unfinished business of the 21st Century – women’s equality. The Summit, to be held on December 1-2, will be presented in conjunction with a special exhibition of the same name now on display at the Clinton Presidential Center.
Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton said: “Now more than ever we must roll up our sleeves and continue to do everything we can to defend and advance women’s rights across this country and around the world. It is our hope that the Women’s Voices Summit and Special Exhibit will drive understanding of the history of this fight while bringing together a wide range of voices, perspectives, and solutions to chart the future and accelerate the pace of progress towards equality.”
Summit participants include Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Founder, School of Leadership-Afghanistan; Dr. Jessica Coker, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Jaclyn Corin, Co-founder, March For Our Lives; Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Dean, Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas; Jennifer Hyman, CEO, Rent the Runway; Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund; Jennifer Klein, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Gender Policy Council; María Teresa Kumar, Founder, Voto Latino; Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author, Daughters of Kobani; Dr. Angie Maxwell, Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, University of Arkansas; Anita McBride, Executive-in-Residence, American University Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies; Reema Nanavaty, Director, Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA); Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices; MK Pritzker, First Lady of Illinois; Mónica Ramírez, Co-founder and President of The Latinx House and Justice for Migrant Women; Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code; Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency; Kim Teehee, Cherokee Nation’s Delegate to the U.S. Congress; Amy Tu, President, International & Chief Administrative Officer, Tyson Foods; Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
Special sessions at the summit include:
- “Women Defending the Vote:” A conversation about the ongoing efforts to defend the fundamental right to vote and organize for change.
- “Women’s Voices on Health:” A conversation about the fight for reproductive rights and improving physical and mental health care.
- “Women in the Workforce:” A conversation about enhancing women’s success and full participation in the global economy.
- “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights:” The 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing set a global agenda for advancing women’s rights. This conversation will explore the work by women across the globe who continue to work inside and outside the political system to achieve peace, democracy, and equality.
The Summit will also include an in-depth conversation with Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister, Australia, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President, Liberia, moderated by Secretary Clinton.
The Women’s Voices Summit will be streamed live and online audiences will be able to experience elements of the exhibition through Digital All Access. The Clinton Presidential Center is also creating a virtual experience for high schools and college campuses to participate in the Summit. Students, educators, and school groups are encouraged to register to participate at http://clintonfoundation.org/womensvoices.
On September 10, the Clinton Presidential Center opened “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes, Women’s Rights,” a vibrant, multimedia exhibition exploring the risks that individuals took, over the past two centuries, to win the vote, expand democracy, and elevate human rights. The exhibition features 18 specially-commissioned art quilts – an intricate art form that incorporates textiles, stitching, painting, photography, and text – created by world-renowned fiber artists Alice Beasley, Hollis Chatelain, Shin-hee Chin, Michael Cummings, Valerie Goodwin, Sylvia Hernandez, Patty Kennedy-Zafred, Lea McComas, Pixeladies (Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki), Luana Rubin, Susan Shie, Sandra Sider, Gail Sims, Sara Trail, Nancy Turbitt, and Allison Wilbur. The exhibition closes April 30, 2023. More information is available at www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org/exhibits.
About the William J. Clinton Presidential Center
The Clinton Presidential Center offers a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton. Through year-round educational and cultural opportunities for visitors of all ages, it reflects President Clinton’s lifetime commitment to advancing opportunity for everybody, instilling responsibility throughout our society, and cultivating a sense of community within our great nation.
The Clinton Center is home to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, and is a managing partner of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. The Clinton Center is located in a 29-acre city park along the Arkansas River and is also home to the Clinton Museum Store and the award-winning restaurant, 42 bar and table.