NYT invites me to Women in the World Summit

Here’s my email response to the Times, followed by the attractive invitation:

Your invitation to this event would be welcome if you hadn’t chosen to hold it in Lincoln Center’s State Theater, a/k/a David Koch’s theater. Koch’s politics and the use of his vast financial resources are so radically antagonistic to women, to democracy, to culture…i.e., to everything in which we New Yorkers, especially New York women, are highly progressive. Perhaps the next time you decide to have such an event, you might consider that many of us who go to Lincoln Center frequently will not donate to any of the Center’s entities while Koch’s name is on that theater and will not even go to events at the theater which displays his medieval attempt to buy some god’s indulgence for his sins.

—–Original Message—–
From: The New York Times
Sent: Apr 9, 2015 12:00 PM
To: naomifein@earthlink.net
Subject: A special invitation for Times subscribers – Women in the World Summit, April 22-24

Join world leaders, artists, CEOs, and others at Lincoln Center
The New York Times
Women in the World
Tina Brown invites you to
the sixth annual
Women in the World Summit
David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
New York City
April 22–24, 2015
Get Tickets
Enter promo code FRIENDS-FAMILY at checkout to receive 20 percent off tickets.Meet the changemakers of today and tomorrow!Women who are on the front lines in over 20 countries come to tell their stories in this compelling three-day event. They are activists, artists, C.E.O.s, peacemakers, entrepreneurs and firebrand dissidents. They’ve saved and enriched lives and shattered glass ceilings in every sector. Presenting vivid journalistic narratives, stirring videos and provocative discussions, the Women in the World Summit is the premier showcase for women of impact — and for the men who champion them.
Participants will include
Obiageli Ezekwesili
Co-Founder, Bring Back Our GirlsKirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senator (D-NY)Aamir Khan
Actor/Filmmaker/TV Talk-Show HostJon Krakauer
Author of “MISSOULA: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town”Sunitha Krishnan
Founder, PrajwalaSharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
C.E.O., SOC FilmsKennedy Odede
C.E.O. and Founder, Shining Hope for Communities

Yeonmi Park
North Korean Human Rights Activist

Freida Pinto
Actress and Activist

Robin Wright

Mary Robinson
President, Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate JusticeDr. Edit Schlaffer
Founder and Chairwoman, S.A.V.E. (Sisters Against Violent Extremism) and Women without BordersJon Stewart
Comedian/HostLeslee Udwin
Director/Producer, “India’s Daughter”; C.E.O., Assassin FilmsAmbassador Melanne Verveer
Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and SecurityDiane von Furstenberg
Founder and Co-Chairman, DVF Studio LLCPadmasree Warrior
Cisco, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer
Get Tickets
Enter promo code FRIENDS-FAMILY at checkout
to receive 20 percent off tickets.
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