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Saturday, November 2, 2019 // 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

Planned Parenthood Great Plains is proud to present a conversation featuring two of today’s most veracious feminists and cultural icons: Amber Tamblyn and Roxane Gay. Join us for an evening of dynamic dialogue exploring the complexities of feminism during divisive times. This event raises funds for the essential sexual and reproductive health care we provide to our patients at our four health centers in Greater Kansas City.

Event Co-chairs // Kristen Fromm and Barbara Loring Foster


Meet our Speakers //

We are learning that the more we open our mouths, the more we become a choir, the more the tune is forced to change. - Amber Tamblyn

We are learning that the more we open our mouths, the more we become a choir, the more the tune is forced to change. - Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn // In addition to serving as a founding member of Time’s Up, an advocacy organization that fights for women’s safety and parity in the workplace, Amber Tamblyn has worn the hats of actor, director, and author. She starred in the television shows General Hospital and Joan of Arcadia, and throughout her acting career has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. What’s more, Amber wrote and directed the feature film Paint it Black. She’s also held bylines in The New York Times, where she cataloged her personal accounts of sexual harassment in the film industry, and which catapulted the #MeToo movement.

Tamblyn’s recently released novel, Era of Ignition, is an apt publication for the fight for sexual and reproductive rights, wherein she recounts a period of self-reflection of personal upheaval that leads to a call to action and positive change.

 
When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example. - Roxane Gay

When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example. - Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay // Quick-witted and unfiltered, Roxane Gay is one of the leading voices of our time in discussions around gender, racial, and body politics. From her New York Times bestselling books Bad Feminist and Hunger, and nationally bestselling book Difficult Women, she unapologetically breaks boundaries around societal perceptions of what it means to be a woman. She is also the author of Ayiti and An Untamed State.

Roxane is the first ever black woman to write for Marvel, penning the comic series World of Wakanda in the Black Panther universe. In 2018, she released the anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, and her newest work, How to Be Heard, will be released this year.

Roxane is a college professor and has taught at Eastern Illinois University and Purdue. She became a visiting professor at Yale University in 2018.


Tickets //

Individual Tickets // $200

Next Generation Tickets // $100

Sponsorships start at // $1,000

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Parking //

Self Parking: Complimentary

Valet Parking: $15*

Valet Parking passes included in sponsorships $5,000+

Overnight Parking: $18

Dress Code //

Cocktail

Where To Stay //

The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

Book your stay using code PPG for a discounted rate of $179 per night

You may do so by calling 1-866-856-9717 or by visiting kansascityic.com