Rochester’s Downstairs Cabaret Winton Place will take part in the second annual 50/50 Day April 26, with a screening of the 20-minute film “50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present and Future of Women + Power.”
More than 20,000 50/50 Day events will take place around the world. Men and women will gather to join a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society including business, politics, culture, home and more.
Rochester’s event, which runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m., was organized by Jennifer Sertl, owner of Agility3R, and Laurie Enos, co-owner of Blue Lilac Marketing Group. Sertl was involved in the creation of the 20-minute film being shown in each of the global locations April 26.
Following the film, four of Rochester’s women leaders from different political perspectives and lifestyles will speak about how they are working to help all women get to 50/50. The women were chosen to carry the torch forward by last year’s founding speakers, officials said in a news release.
50/50 Day was co-created last year by Tiffany Shlain, co-founder of the nonprofit Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change and founder of the Webby Awards, along with Sawyer Steele and Julie Hermelin. Last year’s event was held May 10.
The Downstairs Cabaret 50/50 Day is free, but requires registration.
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