Every year we have a big event. Sometimes it’s a film premiere, once I was roasted by the diverse likes of President Jimmy Carter, Big Boi, Rosie O’Donnell, Debbie Reynolds, Chris Tucker and my brother…among others. (it took me a week to recover!). Once it was a Fonda Family Film Festival with Peter, Troy, Bridget and me, hosted by the wonderful Robert Osbourne, This year we wanted an event that allowed for a deeper discussion of the work that G-CAPP does and how it all began.
That meant involving Ted, my favorite ex-husband, as it was he who inspired my creating G-CAPP almost 18 years ago. We decided to throw an “EmPower Party” at the Atlanta Aquarium, have a dialogue with Ted and me, moderated by our mutual friend, the incomparable Pat Mitchell. And to present Ted with the inaugural “Big Thinker” Award.