Jane Fonda, Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference, to discuss adolescent empowerment

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/18/2014

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CHICAGO -- Jane Fonda is much more than a legendary Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress, successful producer, fitness guru, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and activist and advocate on issues ranging from the environment to human rights. Her focus for almost 20 years has been on adolescent reproductive health and the empowerment of women and girls. Fonda will draw on what she’s learned from her work and on her forthcoming book "You, Your Body, Your Life" when she appears as an Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28.

Addressing Fonda's conviction that young people are still not getting the information they need, "You, Your Body, Your Life" (March 2014, Random House) is a frank, straightforward and thorough guide to the body, sexuality, pregnancy prevention and STIs, identity, friendship, family, feelings and more. It is informed by Fonda's personal experience working in the field of adolescent sexuality and development with young people and experts at The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, which she founded in 1994, and Emory University's Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health, which she founded in 2001, as well as two years of independent research.

Fonda also sits on the board of the Women & Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Women's Media Center (which she co-founded in 2004) and V-Day. A former UN Goodwill Ambassador, she is frequent speaker on youth development, child sexual abuse, eating disorders, adolescent reproductive health and more.

Fonda’s appearance at 2014 ALA Annual Conference is sponsored by Random House.

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