On May 10th, join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes — anywhere people already gather — in a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more.  Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards and her team at Let it Ripple Film Studio,50/50 Day is based on the model of their annual Character Day, which last year had over 93,000 events in 125 countries and all 50 states.

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How 50/50 Day works:

On May 10th, groups around the world will:

1. Screen the 20 minute film50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power.” The film will be translated in the 6 most spoken languages worldwide: Spanish, Chinese, French, Hindi, Arabic and Portuguese.

2. Tap into a 24 hour global livecast Q&A that unifies all the film screenings and features prominent leaders from diverse perspectives discussing how to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, society, and home. Full lineup coming soon!

3. Engage with free printed Discussion Kits that we provide. All Discussion Kits include: The Getting to 50/50 Poster (below); a deck of conversation cards with definitions and related topics for each of the issues on the poster, as well as open-ended questions to dive deeper into all of the issues; and Discussion Guides catered to all different ages. Preview a digital version of the discussion guide questions here.

Everything is free thanks to generous donations and grants.

Sample Event:

Sample One Hour Event:
      – 5 min introduction
     – 20 min film screening
     – 20 min watch / ask questions to Global LiveCast Q&A of your choice
     – 15 min discussion using discussion guides

Sample 90 min Event:
     – 5 min introduction
     – 20 min film screening
     – 30 min watch / ask questions to Global LiveCast Q&A of your choice
     – 35 min discussion using discussion guides

Events Around the Globe:


There are already over 8,000 events happening in 42 US States and 36 countries! Click the map to see where people are gathering. Public event locations and information will be updated soon.

Public Events:

  • DC: National Museum of Women in the Arts with a fantastic line-up of speakers. You can find out more here.
  • SLC: The Leonardo Museum with an art exhibit about 50/50 and speakers and more. Info here
  • SF: Lucasfilm Theater is hosting a special event at their beautiful theater. While mostly private, there are tix reserved for the public. Write to Geeta@LetitRipple.org with 6 words on what a gender balanced world would look like to enter the contest. We have a limited amount of tix available.
  • NYC: Event info coming soon. Sign up for our newsletter for the most up to date info on 50/50 Day.
  • LA: Event info coming soon. Sign up for our newsletter for the most up to date info on 50/50 Day.

Online FlashMob

Join our “Thunderclap” online flashmob for 50/50 Day. You can pre-load a tweet and facebook that will go out on May 10th at 9am EST. It’s very easy. Just click on this link and then press on the Facebook and/or twitter button.

FAQ

Visit our FAQ to learn more. Watch 50/50 the film, read press, and more here.

Press

Supporters

Big gratitude to our amazing funders who allow this day to be completely free. Thank you to Jacki Zehner, Susan Morrison, Ashley & Marc Merrill, Louise Davis and The Influence Film Foundation.

Partners

Major 50/50 Day partners range from Refinery29 to British Airways (who will be screening our film 50/50 on all of their flights in May) to Global Fund for Women and many more. Major events will be happening on May 10th at The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Leonardo Museum, LucasFilms, American Medical Women’s Association, and thousands of companies, schools (K-12 & universities), homes, and organizations across the country. If you would like to learn what a partnership entails please read our partnership brochure and contact makenzie@letitripple.org.