A Facets Celebration: Screen Gems Benefit 2017

When

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Where

The Arts Club of Chicago
201 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611

The Facets Award

Doris Conant

2017 Benefit Co-Chairs

Marjorie Craig Benton and Judy Gaynor

2017 Benefit Committee (in formation)

Doris and Larry Ashkin, Dolores Barnett, Linda and Peter Bynoe, Jobi Cates, Liz Cicchelli, Pam Conant, Howard Conant, Jr., Sunny Fischer, Maya Friedler, Meredith George, Dedrea Gray, Iris Krieg, Victoria Lautman, Susan Manilow, Jerry Newton, Marianne Philbin, Denis Pierce, Dorothy Press, Hedy Ratner, Vicki and David Riskin, Esther Saks, Anita and Prabha Sinha, Ellen Stone-Belic, Goran Strokirk, K. Sujata, David Weinberg

To Benefit

Proceeds support the year-round educational programs of Facets and the Chicago International Children's Film Festival.

Reservations

Please contact Benefit Coordinator Mary Visconti at mary@facets.org or 773.281.9075 x 3052

Doris Conant

A relentless fighter for civil rights and social justice, Doris Conant's lifetime of dedication to a truly democratic America is an inspiration to all. She has battled racial inequality, championed women's rights, advocated for a free press, promoted education and the arts, embraced human rights, and fostered inclusivity in civic discourse. Doris Conant marched when it mattered. Never afraid to swim against the tide, she has worked tirelessly for a just society in which people of all genders, religions and socioeconomic status have equal opportunities to live freely, speak openly, learn equitably and achieve to their highest potential.

Facets

Film is powerful. It is Facets' mission to harness that power to change lives and thus to change the world. The dynamic set of educational programs offered as part of the Facets Academy use film as a catalyst to inspire and motivate the next generation of creative, engaged, and thoughtful citizens. For 33 years, we have produced the Chicago International Children's Film Festival—the most celebrated children's film festival in North America—connecting children in Chicago with over 8,500 exceptional films from all over the world. We have served over 562,000 children, nearly half on scholarship. Now through Facets Kids, our revolutionary video streaming site, we are sharing our cinematic expertise with children and families the world over.