Scripture tells us that “the truth will set us free” — and our nation is experiencing a season of truth telling on the pervasive toxin of sexual abuse and harassment. Join us on Sunday, December 3 for Patriarchy, Predators and Glass Ceilings: Truth-Telling and Justice For Victims of Sexual Assault in Hollywood — an important and timely Rector’s Forum at All Saints Church in Pasadena.
We are delighted to welcome Karen Alexander (model), Quinn Cummings (actor and author, The Goodbye Girl, The Year of Learning Dangerously), Erin O’Malley (Executive Producer and director, New Girl, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Janet Carol Norton (agent, partner and Co-Head of television production at ICM Partners) to discuss the abuses, assault and struggles women, men and members of the LGBTQ community face in the entertainment industry and what a true movement for justice might be. Amy Brenneman (actor-producer, Judging Amy, The Leftovers) will moderate.
The program will begin at 10:15 a.m. in the Forum at All Saints Church, 132 North Euclid Avenue in Pasadena. If you can’t be with us in person, join us via live-stream. For directions to All Saints, visit our Welcome page. For more information call 626.796.1172 or email email@example.com
Karen Alexander is best known as one of the boundary-breaking supermodels of fashion’s 1980s-‘90s golden era. Perhaps most significantly, Alexander was one of the first women of color to grace the cover of Vogue US. She was also one of the first women of color featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Off-duty, Alexander is member of the Vestry and the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force at All Saints Church, Pasadena. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her three daughters (ages 25, 19, and 4). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, filmmaker Kurt Johnstad.
Amy Brenneman is a founding member of the Cornerstone Theater Company, which specializes in site-specific original theater pieces centered on themes of social justice. An actor-producer, her body of work includes stage, film and television – most recently in the hit series The Leftovers. Political and activist work includes longtime advocacy for The Feminist Majority, NARAL Pro-Choice America, The Brady Center for Handgun Control, and creating “CHIME-apalooza”, an annual fundraiser for the CHIME Institute. She is married to film director Brad Silberling and has two children, Charlotte Tucker (14) and Bodhi Russell (10) and is an active member of All Saints Church.
Quinn Cummings is a retired child actress, now a writer and entrepreneur. She is best known for her role in Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl as Lucy McFadden, and for her recurring role as Annie Cooper on the television series Family. She has written a memoir Notes From The Underwire. Other books include The Year of Learning Dangerously, about homeschooling in America and Pet Sounds, a collection of essays relating to living with animals. An active member of All Saints Church, Quinn is also one of the best follows on twitter: @quinncy.
Janet Carol Norton is a partner and Co-Head of the television production department at ICM Partners, representing producers & directors in television. Janet has made a name for herself by building a niche business representing line producers producing top shows such as Homeland, Stranger Things, Veep, Silicon Valley and Man in the High Castle. Honored by Variety’s Power of Women 2017 Impact Report for her success in the industry & ongoing philanthropy, this week Janet will be serving as an ambassador at POLITICO’s Women Rule Summit in Washington D.C. Janet and her husband Brad Dumont have two children in choir & serves on the youth dinner committee & CYF committee at All Saints.
Erin O’Malley is a five-time Emmy nominated television and film producer/director, and currently an Executive Producer of the 20th Century Fox TV series, New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel. She has also been nominated for a Women’s Image Network Award for Outstanding Show Produced by A Woman for her work producing New Girl. She served several terms on the board of directors for The Producers Guild of America and recently received one of the guild’s highest honors, The Charles Fitzsimmons Award, the lifetime honorary membership award for exemplary service. A USC grad she lives in Los Angeles with her wife and two daughters and is a member of All Saints Church.