Monday, March 01, 2010

Hillary Joins Meryl Streep at Women In the World Summit

The Women in the World Summit will be hosted by the Vital Voices Global Partnership, the U.N. Foundation, Diane von Furstenberg and the Daily Beast on March 12:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is joining The Daily Beast’s Women in the World Stories and Solutions summit March 12, a three-day live event that also features Meryl Streep, Valerie Jarrett, Queen Rania of Jordan, and Clinton’s predecessor, Madeleine K. Albright, as well as dozens of other outstanding leaders who are on the forefront of fighting sex trafficking, child marriage, and other challenges holding back women and girls.

Clinton will introduce an ensemble reading of SEVEN, a documentary play that honors courageous women activists from seven countries. The play was created by a collaboration of seven women playwrights, and will feature Meryl Streep, Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River), Shohreh Aghdashloo (The House of Sand and Fog), Tony-nominated Julyana Soelistyo (Golden Child), Lauren VĂ©lez (Dexter), and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife).