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Meet Lydia Polgreen: Spring Fever 2018 Honoree!

Meet Lydia Polgreen.

Hi, I’m Lydia.

 

Lydia is Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost. She was named to that post in December 2016 after spending nearly 15 years at the New York Times, where she led an initiative to expand its audience outside the United States, with an initial focus on Latin America. Previously, Lydia was Deputy International Editor, the South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. Before joining The Times, Lydia was a reporter in Florida and New York state. She began her career as assistant editor and business manager for The Washington (D.C.) Monthly. Lydia was a 2006 recipient of the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, in recognition of her travels deep into the war-torn western regions of Sudan to report on the carnage in Darfur.  She received the 2008 Livingston Award for international reporting, for her series, “The Spoils”, an account of how mineral wealth has brought misery and exploitation to much of Africa. In 2007, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

We are thrilled to honor Lydia and recognize her efforts to support a platform that brings unbiased, educational, and diverse reporting to the world, adding her name to the canon of past honorees that include comedian, activist, musician and actor Lea DeLaria; Executive Director of M•A•C AIDS Fund Nancy Mahon; activist and equal marriage champion, the late Edie Windsor, performing artist and political activist, Staceyann Chin; novelist, playwright and AIDS Historian Sarah Schulman; and platform, collective, and women’s booking agency Discwoman.

Now in its 11th year, Spring Fever attracts powerful women, friends and allies to gather for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to raise vital funds for Callen-Lorde while honoring influential women who have positively impacted LGBTQ communities in New York and beyond.

Help us honor Lydia at Spring fever 2018!  Sponsorships start at just $150 and come with an array of benefits including visibility before, during and after the event, alongside others who are taking a stand for women’s health. General tickets are $85 with a limited number of “$35 under 35” available for folks under 35 years of age.

Visit callen-lorde.org/springfever for more information or to purchase tickets.