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Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Location: Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington St., Providence, RI
Time: 5:30 pm | Sponsor's Reception
6:15 pm | General Reception
7:00 pm | Remarks/Presentation
8:00 pm | Book Signing & Dessert
Sponsorships: Pacesetters: $10,000 (10 tickets)
Groundbreaker: $5,000 (6 tickets)
Leader: $2,500 (4 tickets)
Advocate: $1,500 (2 tickets)
Tickets: Champion VIP (1 ticket): $200
Benefactor VIP (2 tickets): $350
Patron (1 ticket): $100
Sponsored (1 ticket): $50



This year we have the privilege to honor our twelfth Champion: Mary Ann Sorrentino, who for decades has worked tirelessly in support of women’s reproductive freedom in Rhode Island.  

As the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island from 1977-1987, she fought to preserve the newly decided Roe v. Wade, oversaw Rhode Island’s first outpatient abortion clinic, and expanded access to both contraceptives and education to name only a few of her numerous accomplishments. As a champion for reproductive rights in Rhode Island for more than 40 years, Mary Ann’s name is nearly synonymous with Planned Parenthood.


Described by The New York Times as being “known for her smarts and feminist bona fides,” Irin Carmon is a journalist and author. She is a contributing writer to the Washington Post and the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which spent three months on The New York Times Best Seller list and has gone into its twelfth printing.

Carmon is featured in the 2018 documentary RBG and served as a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News from 2013-2016, reporting on gender, politics, and the law, with a special emphasis on reproductive rights and the Supreme Court.

She is a distinguished fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and has been a visiting fellow in the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale Law School. Carmon was named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media, and her work covering women’s rights for a variety of publications has been recognized with numerous awards.