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5:00 PM Preshow: Mixology Mocktail/Cocktail Session

 

6:00 PM Welcome

 

6:10 PM Act I: Susan G. Komen Mission

 

6:25 PM Act II: Casual Conversation with Tig Notaro

 

6:45 PM Intermission: Susan G. Komen Giveaway

 

6:50 PM Act III: Tiffany Haddish Unplugged

 

7:10 PM Encore: Auction Closes, Opportunity Drawing of Meet & Greet with Tiffany Haddish, and Closing

 

All times reflected above will be in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

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TIFFANY HADDISH, 

Featured Comedian

 

Emmy award winner Tiffany Haddish has established herself as one of the most sought-after comedic actresses and performers worldwide. Haddish is perhaps best known for her breakout role in the smash comedy Girls Trip, where she starred as the scene-stealing “Dina” alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall.

 

She is currently in production on Apple TV’s murder mystery series The Afterparty, and recently wrapped production on The Card Counter, with numerous upcoming projects. Haddish also has a first-look deal with HBO for projects under her production company banner, She Ready Productions. She also serves as host and executive producer of the critically acclaimed Netflix stand-up comedy series Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready.

 

Haddish’s first book, The Last Black Unicorn, made the New York Times Best Sellers List, and the companion audiobook, narrated by Haddish, was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for “Spoken Word Album.” In 2021 she won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Black Mitzvah. 

TIG NOTARO, 

Featured Comedian

 

Tig Notaro is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, writer, radio contributor, producer, and actor, receiving multiple Emmy and Grammy award nominations for her work in Live and Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted.

 

For two seasons, Tig wrote, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical Amazon series One Mississippi, which she co-created with Oscar Award winner Diablo Cody. The series yielded several award nominations, including WGA, GLAAD and The Critic's Choice Awards.

 

In 2012 Tig demonstrated her fearlessness as she shared her breast cancer diagnosis during a set in Los Angeles.

KWANZA JONES, 

Comedians Unplugged Host

 

Kwanza Jones is on a mission to boost a billion lives for the better. With a multifaceted background spanning music, media, production, law, business and philanthropy, some say Jones is a Renaissance woman, others call her a Boss.  She has been able to merge her three parallel pursuits of creating, investing and powering transformative change, all while shaking up the status quo of what a career should be.

Jones is CEO and Co-founder of the Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative (KJSI), a grantmaking and investment organization that has committed more than $75 million to founders, fund managers, and global organizations dedicated to education, empowerment, entrepreneurship, and equity. Jones is also the CEO of SUPERCHARGED by Kwanza Jones (SBKJ) a media company focused on personal development and human potential.

 

Kwanza contributes her time and expertise to a number of Boards, including Bennett College and Susan G. Komen.  Kwanza laughs loudly, she shoots straight, and she's going to make you a better human.

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PAULA SCHNEIDER,

CEO, Susan G. Komen

Paula Schneider is president and CEO of Susan G. Komen®, responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of Komen’s research, community health, public policy advocacy and global programs.

 

Schneider brings a personal perspective to Komen’s mission as a breast cancer survivor whose mother died of metastatic breast cancer.

“I know from personal experience the devastation of breast cancer, and the power and impact of the Komen mission to end it,” she said. “I am determined to do all that I can to build on this iconic organization’s mission to end breast cancer, for everyone and forever.”

 

As Komen’s president and CEO, Schneider is responsible for the world’s largest breast cancer research portfolio (almost $1 billion in funding to date), and a network of more than 80 Komen Affiliates serving millions of women and men in the United States and globally.

VICTORIA WOLODZKO, 

Sr. Vice President of Mission

DR. REEMA BATRA,

Medical Oncologist & Hematologist

Dr. Reema Batra is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist and Hematologist who has been practicing since her fellowship completed in 2007. She initially worked in the academic setting at NYU, where she focused on cancer care and healthcare disparities. She spent her years at NYU leading a project to start a Breast Care Center at a public hospital in Downtown Brooklyn, Woodhull Medical Center. In 2012, she made her way west and joined a private practice.

 

Although she is now just doing clinical work, Dr. Batra sees patients who come from a large area in San Diego that serves an underserved community. She has worked hard to maintain the NAPBC accreditation at her affiliated hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital so that her patients are getting the highest level of cancer care. She also participates in multiple clinical trials with the Sharp Hospital system.

CHRISTELLE WATKINS, 

Guest Speaker

 

Christelle Watkins found a supportive group of women in her Southern California community through Susan G. Komen during her breast cancer journey. The resources and information about the patient experience helped to inform her choices and created access to finding the right breast cancer care and treatment in her local community.  Today, Christelle is an advocate for making change for others to receive access to diagnostic care that could save their lives.

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ZACK KRONE,

Emcee