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‘Unconventional Women’ Unite in Denver for Historic Event During Democratic National Convention

2008-08-19 09:48:00

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 19 /EMWNews/ -- Thousands of women

and girls will gather on Aug. 25, the first day of the Democratic National

Convention, for "Unconventional Women," a symposium designed to raise the

diverse voices of women in American politics. This nonpartisan event is

open to the public. Tickets are available at

and begin at $1. Hunt Alternatives Fund is the lead convener of this event

and Ambassador Swanee Hunt, president of Hunt Alternatives Fund, will

moderate each session. Proceeds will benefit four nonpartisan event

partners: The White House Project; The Women's Campaign Forum; Latina

Initiative; and Women's Voices, Women Vote.


    8 a.m.-10 a.m., "To the Polls," featuring Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI);

California State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass; and Sheila Johnson,

co-founder of BET

    10 a.m.-12 p.m., "On the Campaign Trail," featuring Speaker of the

House Nancy Pelosi

    12 p.m.-2 p.m., "So You're In Office... Now What?" featuring Sens.

Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN);

former Gov. Jane Swift (R-MA); and Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA)

    LOCATION: Buell Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1031

13th Street, Denver, Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. For more information go to

    Hunt Alternatives Fund, a family foundation based in Cambridge, Mass.,

provokes sustainable social change through a blend of operating and

grant-making programs. Since its founding in Denver in 1981, the Fund has

contributed more than $70 million toward a wide spectrum of social issues.

Currently working to bolster youth arts organizations, support social

movement leaders, advocate for inclusive peace processes, combat modern-day

slavery, and inspire women to political leadership, the Fund convenes

allies, builds their capacity, and empowers them to achieve systemic

change. To learn more, visit the Hunt Alternatives Fund Web site at

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