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WMC Takes the Stage

April 26, 2010

This week WMC President Jehmu Greene is speaking at two notable panels at  Tribeca Film Festival and Columbia University. Tonight is the Red Carpet World Premiere and Panel Discussion for The Other City, a new film about HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C.  Directed by Emmy & Peabody Award Winning Director Susan Koch, executive produced by Producer & BET Co-Founder Sheila C. Johnson, and written by Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, the film spotlights personal stories of those that live in the shadow of the Capitol but remain virtually invisible to the lawmakers and politicians who work there.  Tackling issues of homelessness, drug addiction, access services and the lingering social stigma accompanied by a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS, The Other City illustrates indelibly the steep cost we pay – in the loss of countless lives because of denial and ignorance. WMC President Jehmu Greene will be joining panelists U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, and CNN Host Roland Martin. Tomorrow night, Jehmu will be speaking at Columbia University's World Leaders Forum. Previous Forum participants include Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Michelle Bachelet, and the Dalai Lama, and the Women's Media Center is honored to have our very own in such good company. The series covers a variety of subjects, and Jehmu will be speaking on issues facing women leaders worldwide. Having led Rock the Vote and campaigned with Hillary Clinton, Jehmu is uniquely qualified to address the subject, and will be discussing it with student panelists, Columbia President Lee Bollinger, and attendees. For more information on the panel, titled Women and Leadership in the 21st Century, click here.

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