JWN Speaker's Forum, Thursday, March 4th, 2021
"Unstoppable" by Mariel Hemingway

Actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize recipient Ernest Hemingway, is the keynote speaker for JWN’s 2021 Annual Speaker’s Forum, a highly regarded signature event open to the public.

The presentation and dinner will be on Thursday evening, March 4, 2021. Additional details will be announced soon. To be notified of event details when they become available: Email [email protected]

Apart from being born into one of the most celebrated families in the world, Mariel has earned esteem in her own right as an Oscar-nominated actress, author and speaker. Considered by many to be an expert on healthy living, she spends much of her time on passion projects that foster awareness and help create mental and physical health, life balance, and inner joy. She is also Co-founder of Dead Poets Foundation and has produced an Emmy-nominated documentary in collaboration with Oprah Winfrey, called “Running from Crazy,” about the Hemingway family.

With record-breaking numbers of depression and suicide, anxiety, social isolation and fear amidst the 2020 pandemic, Mariel’s message is welcome and timely. Concerns about mental health and wellbeing continue to rise. In April 2020, U.S. News & World Report published the suicide rate in the US has risen 35% in the past two decades, and the highest suicide rate among women are those from 45-64 years of age.

Most importantly, Mariel’s message is also one of hope and action. It centers on honoring both our past and our personal story while overcoming the anxiety that prevents our best life—our best future.