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 http://www.unconventionalwomen.org 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. EVENT SCHEDULE 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 http://www.unconventionalwomen.org 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 http://www.HuntAlternatives.org.
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