Christy Turlington Burns
Every Mother Counts
The Bonni Curran Memorial Lecture for the Health and Dignity of Women
6:30pm Tuesday February 23 – St. Thomas Church
A Reception will Follow the Lecture
Christy Turlington Burns, social entrepreneur and founder of Every Mother Counts will speak at the Bonni Curran Memorial Lecture for the Health and Dignity of Women. Turlington Burns will share the defining moment that inspired her to focus her time and energy on improving the future of maternal health worldwide.
The Family of Woman Film Festival was established in 2008 to raise awareness of the work of The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading global agency working to ensure that all women and girls have access to reproductive health care, education, and basic human rights. Five feature length documentaries and dramas from around the world are presented each year, focusing on the status of women in different cultures. Past Festival themes have focused on critical international issues, such as the effects of war on women and the role of women in the Arab Spring movement. Throughout the Festival week, filmmakers of award-winning films, the subjects of these films, and international speakers, engage with the community through free public lectures and programs at local schools. In 2015, the Festival launched a new partnership with Women Deliver, an international advocacy organization for women and girls’ health, rights and wellbeing. Family of Women films have also been presented at a satellite Festival in Chicago, as well as in Boise, through a partnership with Boise State University, and in Pocatello, in partnership with Idaho State University. >>more