A celebration for associates, interns, and all summer employees!
Join Out Leadership and Ropes & Gray for a lively evening exclusively for summer associates and interns to celebrate LGBTQ+ progress. We’ll have a stellar lineup of speakers, including David France, director of the Oscar-nominated documentaryHow to Survive a Plague and author of the book of the same name. A cocktail reception will follow, featuring a live performance from Emmy-nominated singer and comedian Emma Jayne.
About Our Guests
David France is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning investigative journalist. His latest book, titled HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE(Knopf, 2016), received the Baillie Gifford Prize for best nonfiction book published in the English Language, the Green Carnation Prize, the Stonewall Book Award (nonfiction) from the American Library Association, the Lambda Literary Award, the Publishers’ Triangle Best Nonfiction award, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Prize. It was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, and shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. Other books include THE CONFESSION (2006), OUR FATHERS (2004), and BAG OF TOYS (1992).
France has seen his journalistic work inspire several films, including the Peabody-winning film SOLDIER’S GIRL (Showtime 2003), based on his New York Times Magazine story of the transgender girlfriend of a soldier killed in an anti-gay attack, And OUR FATHERS (Showtime 2005), earning him a WGA nomination. Read more here.
Emma Jayne is an Emmy-nominated composer, singer-songwriter, and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York. Her songs have appeared everywhere, from Coca-Cola commercials to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where Emma won his “Battle of the Instant Songwriters.” For lovers of Carole King, Sara Bareilles, and laughing until you cry, Emma’s music has an Adult Contemporary sensibility with Pop-Soul listenability. When they’re not making music, Emma is a teaching artist at The Future Perfect Project, creating media and programs to uplift the next generation of queer youth.