5:30am PT by Chris Gardner
Regina King, Lucy Liu and Samantha Bee Set for EMILY's List Pre-Oscars Event
EMILY's List will host its fourth annual pre-Oscars event on April 20 with a program titled "The First But Not the Last" that will pay tribute to Hollywood trailblazers who, like Vice President Kamala Harris, have broken glass ceilings.
The virtual event will feature a panel discussion hosted by the EMILY's List Creative Council featuring confirmed guests like Oscar winners Jane Fonda and Regina King, actress and filmmaker Lucy Liu, and late-night host Samantha Bee with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
In addition to the panel, EMILY's List board of directors vice chair Paul Bernon will lead a conversation with Massachusetts Congresswoman and assistant speaker Katherine Clark. Additional event participants include Emily's List Creative Council co-chair Chelsea Handler and others.
“It’s an incredible time in history for women in politics right now. There is certainly more to be done and I’m proud to work alongside EMILY's List to continue the momentum. During this historic year, we must also take a moment to celebrate the women making phenomenal progress and their remarkable achievements, like my sorority sister and glass-ceiling breaker, Vice President Kamala Harris,” said actress Yvette Nicole Brown, a member of the organization's board of directors.
Added EMILY's List executive director Emily Cain: “This year’s panel lineup is remarkable. The dynamic power and progress each of these women represent individually, let alone together, is groundbreaking in itself." The fourth annual Emily's List pre-Oscar event host committee includes Brown, Amy Landecker, Amos Buhai, Bradley Whitford, Cate Park, Desiree Flores, Emmy Rossum, Hannah Linkenhoker, Jennifer Lin, Kathryn Hahn, Keri Putnam, Lizzie Thompson, Lorrie Bartlett, Maddy Roth, Marissa Devins, René Jones, Sara Benincasa, Sue Kroll, Shelter PR, Wendy Greuel, Yvette Nicole Brown and WME.
More information about the event can be found here.