Join the Conversation!
Join us for a conversation with Monica Lewinsky about cyberbullying, depression and suicide. We are offering two experiences when Monica comes to town April 23-24. First, an evening event at FLC’s Community Concert Hall that will include a panel of local experts to discuss resources and efforts related to important mental health issues in our region. The next day we will continue the conversation at a limited-seating luncheon at the Henry Strater Theatre. Purchase tickets at the links below.
Buy tickets to the evening event and panel discussion (4.23, 7 PM) here.
Buy tickets to the limited-seating luncheon (4.24, 12 PM) here.
The Community Foundation’s Making a Difference Speaker Series is designed to inspire conversation, action and bring a new perspective. We look for speakers who inspire philanthropy – an idea, event, or action that is done to better humanity.
Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, a global public speaker, a consultant and Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair . She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality for women. In 2014, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled “Shame and Survival”, for Vanity Fair in which she overlapped her personal experiences and cultural observations (June 2014). The piece was nominated for a National Magazine Award. In March 2015, she was a speaker at the annual TED Conference in Vancouver. Her speech, “The Price of Shame” has been viewed over 12 million times. She has also spoken at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and gave the Ogilvy + Inspire Lecture at Cannes Lions. For 2017’s National Bullying Prevention Month, Monica created the #ClickWithCompassion campaign and released a now award-winning PSA in collaboration with BBDO New York which asked people to rethink their online behavior in an offline social experiment. “In Real Life” was trending on YouTube, has been viewed over 25 million times and has been nominated for an Emmy in 2018. She is a founding board member of the Childhood Resilience Foundation and on the advisory board of Project Rockit. Monica is an Ambassador for The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Program and Bystander Revolution, as well as supporting numerous other organizations in the space.