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Lives of Commitment
Celebrating Women of Moral Courage
May 1, 2019
For 200 years, Auburn has strengthened courageous leaders to catalyze social change. For more than 23 years Auburn has honored bold and resilient women leaders dedicating their lives to advance justice in our time.
Join us for Auburn’s signature event, Auburn Lives of Commitment Benefit Breakfast & Awards, celebrating women of moral courage and support Auburn’s work to address today’s seemingly intractable challenges and inspire hope.
2018 Lives of Commitment Honorees
The Reverend Jennifer Bailey
“In a time when our ruptures appear greater than the bonds that tie us together, we must work to cultivate spaces of redemptive healing rooted in love.”
The Reverend Jennifer Bailey is an ordained minister, public theologian, and emerging national leader in multifaith movement for justice. She is the Founding Executive Director of the Faith Matters Network, a new interfaith community equipping faith leaders to challenge structural inequality in their communities.
“Given the right catalyst, the untapped energy in each one of us can ignite.”
Isabel Rose is a writer, filmmaker, performer and activist. In the spring of 2017, when federal protections were rescinded for transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, Isabel penned a heartfelt letter about her transgender child that went viral. She is currently pursuing an initiative to include diversity education in all schools, in all states, beginning in kindergarten.
“Progress is something you work on today and someone else takes forward. But you have to believe that together we can change the world.”
Susan Silbermann is the Global President of Pfizer Vaccines. She is responsible for the development of a visionary pipeline of vaccines to address unmet medical needs for serious and life-threatening conditions such as hospital acquired infections and diseases impacting newborns in the first few weeks of life.
“As we try to form a more perfect union in this country, diversity and inclusion are to be valued, respected and acknowledged.”
Andrea L. Taylor is President & CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. An educator, community builder and philanthropist, Taylor began her career in Boston as a reporter and later taught at Harvard University before directing U.S. corporate giving at Microsoft. She founded the Ford Foundation Media Fund and is a New York Public Radio trustee.
Resistance Revival Chorus
“The greatest act of resistance is to inspire hearts and minds through art and culture and let the transformation begin with pure joy.”
The Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 50 women who join together to breathe joy and to uplift and center women’s voices. Launched out of the Women’s March, they honor the protest songs and believe that joy is an act of resistance.
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