2017 Starr Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon

Wednesday, March 22

Please join us as we celebrate the induction of the next class to the
Starr Women’s Hall of Fame, featuring actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd.

Ashley Judd

Individual tickets: $50
Table: $500

Registration opens: 10:30 a.m.
Luncheon begins promptly at: 11:30 a.m.
UMKC Volker Campus - Swinney Recreation Center

2017 Inductees
Dr. Alice Berry Graham and Dr. Katharine Berry Richardson
Lucile Bluford
Mary Shaw Branton
Sarah Chandler Coates
Sister Rosemary Flanagan
SuEllen Fried
Mary Kay McPhee
Sen. Yvonne Starks Wilson

Underwriting Sponsors
UMKC Starr Education Committee and the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Field of Interest Fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Presenting Sponsors
EPIC Innovative Events, The Independent and KCUR 89.3

Location and Parking

The Starr Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon will take place in Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC Volker Campus.

Complimentary parking is available in the Cherry Street parking structure near 50th and Oak St. In the Cherry Street structure, there is a pedestrian walkway to Swinney Recreation Center located on Level 5.

Shuttles will be available.




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Speaker Bio

Ashley Judd is a feminist social justice humanitarian. She has been working internationally, with non-profits, grass roots organizations, governments and supranational bodies since 2004.

She currently serves as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, and the Global Ambassador for Population Services International and the Polaris Project. She also serves on the advisory boards of the International Center for Research on Women, Apne Aap Women Worldwide and Demand Abolition. She is chairperson of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project: Curbing Abuse, Expanding Freedom.

Judd is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and in 2010, earned an M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her paper, Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice won the Dean’s Scholar Award at Harvard Law School.

She frequently serves as an expert panelist at international conferences, is a sought-after public speaker and is a widely published op-ed author, with a diverse and unique social media presence. Her book, All That Is Bitter & Sweet, detailing her visits to grassroots programs in 13 countries, was a New York Times bestseller.

She is also an actor both on film and stage. She has been nominated for several Golden Globe and Emmy awards.

A native Kentuckian, Ashley currently resides in Tennessee. Ashley is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California at Berkeley at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Diaries and images from her current travels – such as to Jordan working with Syrian refugees – are available on her website and Facebook page.