In conjunction with celebrating closing night of the highly successful Los Angeles run of the Tony Award nominated play 33 Variations with her cast mates, Jane Fonda hosted a fundraiser benefiting the Women’s Media Center at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Ms Fonda, a co-founder of the Women’s Media Center celebrated with her cast mates, family and friends which included Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Winona Ryder, Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson, Norman and Lyn Lear, Gloria Steinem, Kathy Najimy, Carla Gugino, Ron Kovic, Catherine Keener, Troy Garity, Diane Warren, Tim Vreeland, and Samantha Mathis.
The Women’s Media Center was co-founded in 2005 by Ms Fonda and feminist icons Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan. Their mission was simple: To make women and girls visible and powerful in the media.
The show biz crowd, many of whom were being introduced to the Women’s Media Center for the first time, were informed on impact of the work of the Women’s Media Center including their involvement in director Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s film Miss Representation which recently premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Women's Media Center also traveled to Sundance as part of their Progressive Girls Voices program, putting their media training into action to raise awareness about the gender disparity within filmmaking, and interviewing stars such as Danny Glover, Geena Davis and Sundance founder Robert Redford about the future of women in film.
The contributions from this event helped the Women’s Media Center continue to amplify the voices of women through media advocacy campaigns, by creating our own media, and by training women to participate directly in media.