Author, TV host, comedian, and documentary maker, Chelsea Handler will unite with local Montclair-based non-profit Succeed2gether and S2G’s Montclair Literary Festival this week for the organization’s Fall Fundraiser.
Chelsea will be in conversation with CBS News Radio anchor Budd Mishkin on Thursday September 19 at 6.30pm in The Sanctuary, First Congregational Church, Montclair.
In addition to discussing the issues raised in her latest #1 New York Times bestseller “Life Will Be the Death of Me”, Chelsea will also be talking about her new Netflix documentary “Hello Privilege, It’s Me Chelsea”, in which she travels around America investigating the experience of white privilege, including her own.
“We are thrilled that Chelsea will be here in support of Succeed2gether, its programs and goal of closing the opportunity gap for students in Essex County,” said Succeed2gether Executive Director and President Marcia Marley. “It’s a great fit because Succeed2gether aims to address the issue of unequal access to opportunities, which Chelsea highlights in her new documentary.”
Tickets are available on Eventbrite bit.ly/2ly23jg.
Chelsea Handler is a writer, comedian, producer, TV host, activist, and the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers. She hosted the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! network from 2007 to 2014 and released a documentary series, Chelsea Does, on Netflix in January 2016. In 2016 and 2017, Handler hosted the talk show Chelsea on Netflix. Her latest documentary about white privilege will be released by Netflix on September 13, 2019.
Budd Mishkin has been a broadcast journalist for almost 40 years. He is an anchor/ correspondent for CBS News Radio. Mishkin spent 25 years as an anchor/reporter for NY1 and was one of the journalists who helped found New York City’s 24 hour cable news channel in 1992. He’s interviewed countless artists and luminaries for radio and television and has created and hosted nights of conversation at venues in New York, New Jersey and beyond.
About Succeed2gether and S2G’s Montclair Literary Festival
Non-profit Succeed2gether launched S2G’s Montclair Literary Festival in 2017 to promote literacy and reading for all, and to celebrate reading, literature, and Montclair’s vibrant and diverse literary scene. S2G’s Montclair Literary Festival raises funds and awareness for the work of Succeed2gether, a non-profit organization that addresses unequal access to educational resources by providing free, high-quality enrichment and academic programs to children in need from Montclair and Essex County, New Jersey. Succeed2gether offers free after-school one-on-one tutoring for over 150 students in grades K through 12; a free book buddy program to help with reading comprehension; free and low-cost enrichment classes such as writing, violin, chess and robotics; free parent workshops; free summer enrichment program shown to be effective in reducing “summer slide”; free family support programs; as well as the annual Montclair Literary Festival.