INSPIRED is the foundation's annual fundraising and educational event presenting powerful women speaking on meaningful topics. INSPIRED is our opportunity to network, share lunch, and learn from the wisdom and experience of these remarkable women. past speakers have included futurists, athletes, journalists, astronauts, first responders, authors, and civil rights activists including Dr. Mae Jemison, Tererai Trent, and Dr. Angela Davis.
2020 INSPIRED Event featuring Sunny Hostin
friday, october 9, 2020 | 11:45 am - 1:00 pm | presented in virtual format
"If I can become who I’ve become, anyone can." - Sunny Hostin
Sunny Hostin’s own story as a self-described Afro-Latina lawyer frames her perspective on life, family, career, and society. Known for her informed analysis of the law as well as her emotional intelligence, she believes she is not a role model but a “possibility model.”
Hostin is a 3-time Emmy Award winner and has co-hosted ABC’s popular talk show The View since 2016.
Originally from the South Bronx in New York, Hostin graduated from Notre Dame Law School and became an attorney for the United States Department of Justice. Moving into a position as a federal prosecutor, she received the Special Achievement Award by Attorney General Janet Reno for her prosecution of child sexual predators.
Hostin’s work as a legal correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America and for the ABC News Special The President and the People provided her an opportunity to report on some of the most compelling stories of the past decade including the civil unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, the Bernie Madoff and Bill Cosby scandals, and the George Zimmerman trial.
A gifted storyteller, Hostin hosted, and executive produced a 6-episode documentary series, Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin on Investigation Discovery. Her debut novel, “Summer on the Bluffs,” will be released in June 2020.
Join Chrysalis as we hear from Sunny Hostin about her true calling: to give a voice to the voiceless and “to show that if I can become who I’ve become, anyone can.”
2019 INSPIRED Event featuring Dolores Huerta
friday september 20, 2019
nearly 500 guests inspired by dolores huerta
activist. feminist. mother.
chrysalis was proud to partner with drake university's women's and gender studies department to host a screening of the documentary, "Dolores: Rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother."
over 100 students, staff, and friends gathered to view the 2017 film co-produced by musician Carlos Santana and actor Benjamin Bratt. the film was directed by Peter Bratt, award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker.
as co-founder of the first farm workers unions, dolores huerta is one of the most important, yet least well known, activists in united states' history.