First launched in 2016 by UN Women's Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, UN HeForShe Arts Week initiative aims at raising awareness and funding for gender equality through the arts.

Now in its second year, Arts events coincide with International Women’s Day (March 8) and will be celebrated globally for a week – with events taking place worldwide, from São Paulo to Bangkok. HeForShe Arts Week New York 2017 will launch in partnership with Lincoln Center and the City of New York, with the presence of film stars, world and local leaders and UN officials, amongst others.

WHO: 
Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City
Bjarni Benediktsson, His Excellency, Prime Minister of Iceland & HeForShe IMPACT Champion
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
Édgar Ramírez, Actor & UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Jill Kaplan, Publisher and Vice President, Crain’s New York Business Chair, Women’s Leadership Council, Lincoln Center Corporate Fund
Grace McLean, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award winner
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater

WHERE: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY

WHEN: International Women’s Day: Wednesday, 8 March, 8:30 – 9:30 A.M.

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