Emma Watson, the actress best known for portraying heroine Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, has been making a name for herself as a social activist. She has quickly become the Global Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Women‘s HeForShe campaign, a new gender equality movement that calls for men to become supportive of their female coworkers, colleagues, classmates, friends, etc. as a way to improve the quality of life for everyone.
Obviously International Women’s Day, which is this Sunday, March 8th, is going to be important for the Ambassador. Watson posted a Facebook video Monday sharing her plans for the big day: she’s going to be hosting a conversation in London at 5 p.m. local time about HeForShe and gender equality.
In the video Watson explains how her amazing opportunity is also great for her fans and followers of HeForShe as well.
I am going to be conducting a live Q&A in London answering questions about gender equality. I’m also hoping that you would like to be a member of the audience. If you would like to be a member of the audience there is a form on my Facebook page which you can fill out telling me how you are advancing gender equality, or telling me about how gender inequality has affected your life, or you can send me some questions.
If you’re going to be in London and would like to be in the audience, simply fill out this form by 12 p.m. London time on Wednesday, March 4th. Can’t make it to England in time to see the Q&A in person? Facebook is going to be streaming the event live on Sunday, so check out the Facebook event for more information. For my fellow Americans, keep in mind that the event takes place at 1 p.m. EST so you don’t miss it!
What’s a question you have for Emma Watson about gender equality? Are you going to try and join the audience? Let us know!
Bond, Marco. Emma Watson. 15 Jun. 2014. Online image. Flickr. 3 Mar. 2015. https://flic.kr/p/nZ6Ffi