Ashley Judd to speak in Langford Auditorium Feb. 21


Allison Mendoza

This Wednesday at 7 PM, Ashley Judd will be speaking in Langford Auditorium on her role in the #Metoo movement and her experience in fighting sexism in Hollywood.

Judd was recognized as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for her role as a “Whistleblower” in the outpour of sexual assault allegations in the entertainment industry. She will be discussing this as well as how harassment and assault are not limited by demographics, income level or job type. She believes the #Metoo movement is a not a phase, but rather a paradigm shift in how society values, treats and views women.

Judd is well known for starring in movies such as Divergent, Dolphin Tale and Twisted, which has provided her with a voice and a high-profile platform to speak out on humanitarian issues. Since 2004, she has worked internationally with NGO’s, grassroots organizations, governments and supranational bodies. She currently serves as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA and is the Global Ambassador for Population Services International and the Polaris Project. Judd’s social justice work also extends to public health and the environment.

Tickets will not be available at the door of the event. Tickets are available in Sarratt Box Office and are free to students and ten dollars for the public.