Ashley Judd Featured With #MeToo ‘Silence Breakers’ as Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year
Arizona Foundation for Women Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Honored by Time Magazine
Arizona Foundation for Women’s 2017 Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Ashley Judd, has been featured amongst fellow #MeToo ‘Silence Breakers’ on the cover of Time Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year issue.
She is pictured alongside other ‘silence breakers’ including Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler and a woman with her face obscured intended to represent women who have not yet come forward.
“We are thrilled to see Time Magazine honor these incredibly brave women who have broken their silence with the #MeToo movement.” said CEO, Mesha Davis. “Ashley Judd is a great example for women and an excellent representation of our mission, and we are overjoyed that she and these issues that are so important to our organization are receiving national attention.”
The #MeToo movement gained momentum in October - resulting in nearly two million tweets and generating over 12 million Facebook posts, comments and reactions in less than 24 hours. As of late October, Facebook had reported that 45 percent of its United States users had friends who had posted “me too.”
Representatives from Arizona Foundation for Women are available to the news media to discuss the #MeToo movement and Judd’s impact on helping women who have been victims of sexual assault or abuse to come forward. To arrange an interview, please contact Tom Evans at the number above.
Judd will be recognized with the Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award at the Arizona Foundation for Women Awards Luncheon on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Arizona Biltmore.
To learn more about the event, visit: azfw.org/2018-awards-luncheon
About Arizona Foundation for Women:
Arizona Foundation for Women strives to create an equitable and just future for women in the state of Arizona through research, advocacy and philanthropy. Arizona Foundation for Women is a supporting organization of the Arizona Community Foundation and a member of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Organization for Nonprofit Executives and Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona.
For more information on Arizona Foundation for Women, visit www.azfw.org.