Common Ground’s next program investigates women’s rights

LITCHFIELD — Gretchen Carlson, Katy Tur and Reshma Saujani will debate the state of women’s rights during the live taping of Common Ground with Jane Whitney, at 3 p.m. on September 18 at Wamogo Regional Secondary School.

“Women’s Rights: Power Remix,” Common Ground’s sixth program of the season, will discuss the history of the women’s movement and the barriers that remain today.

Speakers:

Gretchen Carlson is the conservative journalist who became an unlikely fuse in the MeToo movement after her allegations of sexual misconduct by legendary Fox News founder and CEO Roger Ailes led to her resignation.

Reshma Saujani is an author, activist, and founder of Girls Who Code who fights for gender equality by elevating girls in IT and supporting America’s moms.

Katy Tur is a leading MSNBC anchor highlighting sexism in the journalism industry. She became a household name when Trump repeatedly targeted her throughout his 2016 presidential campaign.

Common Ground with Jane Whitney offers in-depth conversations with the nation’s leaders and experts on America’s most important issues. The series explores national public affairs with a mission to inform and inspire communities through shared dialogue, thought-provoking suggestions, and solutions that capture America’s attention. Interactive town hall-style programs allow panelists and audience members to share their experiences and perspectives, stimulating ongoing conversations that connect people.

Learn more about Common Ground with Jane Whitney, including host and moderator Jane Whitney, the organization and upcoming events, by visiting cgjw.org or following Common Ground on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Previous episodes of Common Ground can be viewed on demand at cgjw.org/watch.