On Sunday, August 22, we will be presenting the
Passionistas Persist Icon Award and Passionistas Persist Humanitarian Award
to two women who have proven to be unstoppable in
following their passions and inspiring women around the world.
Photo by Stuart Clarke
THE PASSIONISTAS PERSIST ICON AWARD & CONVERSATION WITH DR. GOODALL
Presented to DR. JANE GOODALL by Amy & Nancy Harrington
Dr. Jane Goodall’s landmark study of chimpanzee behavior at Gombe Stream became the foundation of future primatological research and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute — widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa. In 1991, she founded Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program dedicated to taking action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.
Photo by Albert Sanchez
THE PASSIONISTAS PERSIST HUMANITARIAN AWARD & INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH SELENE LUNA
Presented to MARGARET CHO by Selene Luna
As a trailblazing comedian, actress, musician and activist, Margaret Cho has five Grammy Award nominations and one Emmy nod for her groundbreaking work on 30 Rock. Rolling Stone magazine named Margaret one of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comics calling her "the sort of funny, sex-positive feminist and LGBT activist younger comics continue to look up to."