Ashley Judd to speak at upcoming YWCA Cass Clay event

Ashley Judd will address attendees at YWCA Cass Clay's "Empowered!" event. Judd has worked as an advocate for women's and girls' health causes across the globe.

Ashley Judd. REUTERS

FARGO — YWCA Cass Clay is scheduled to host actress Ashley Judd Wednesday, June 28, at an event to honor the 50th anniversary of the organization's Women of the Year event.

The event will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo.

Judd, an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated performer, has also made a career as a humanitarian. According to a YWCA news release, Judd has visited 22 countries to advocate for women's and girls' health causes and learn from those working to overcome gender inequalities.

As a result of her advocacy, Judd was chosen as Time magazine's 2017 Person of the Year, a group honor given to women who brought sexual harassment and assault to light using the hashtag #MeToo.

Two years later, she was honored as the Global Advocate of the Year by the United Nations.


Judd's story is told in her 2011 memoir, " All That Is Bitter and Sweet," a New York Times bestseller.

Tickets for the event, called Empowered!, are on sale now. Individual tickets are $66, which is the cost for one night in the YWCA Emergency Shelter. Tickets can be purchased by visiting .

Also available are red carpet rows for $1,000. Red carpet rows include preferred seating for 10, a red carpet entrance and a gift. Those interested may contact Jill at 701-232-2547 or

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