Posted in 40th Anniversary, 75th Anniversary, Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter, United Nations, Wonder Woman Day

‘Wonder Woman’ Day Live-Stream!

Today Wonder Woman will be designated Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls by the United Nations! And DC Comics along with the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development campaign have launched official websites promoting the event. The news broke almost a month ago in a Closer Weekly interview with TV’s Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter – who said, “To honor Wonder Woman and women all over the world is just amazing.”

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Since then, Carter and big screen Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot have confirmed their attendance via social media. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson will also be there. And yesterday, Patty Jenkins, director of the Wonder Woman feature film (hitting cinemas next summer!) was announced. The ceremony starts today at 12PM ET / 9AM PT at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

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But you don’t have to be a dignitary to watch the designation – the UN is live-streaming the ceremony! Q&A sessions with Carter, Gadot, and Jenkins via Facebook Live and Twitter will follow the event. Here’s the schedule card (text links at the bottom of the page):

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The Wonder Woman campaign will highlight what we can collectively achieve if women and girls are empowered – along with examples of women and girls who have made and are making a difference every day by overcoming barriers and beating the odds to reach their goals. — Campaign website.

Learn more about Wonder Woman’s Honorary Ambassadorship for the Empowerment of Women and Girls at http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wonderwoman/ where you can also stay updated on the progress of the campaign.

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Wonder Woman made her debut in All Star Comics #8 which was copyrighted on this date October 21, 1941 – 75 years go. The comic would hit newsstands four days later on October 25th. Source: DC Indexes

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12PM ET / 9AM PT: Ceremony – watch at WonderWomanAmbassador.com

1PM ET / 10AM PT: Gal Gadot & Patty Jenkins Facebook Live Q&A on the official Wonder Woman Movie Facebook page: @WonderWomanFilm

1:20PM ET / 10:20AM PT: Gal Gadot Live Twitter Q&A at @GalGadot & @PattyJenks

1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT: Lynda Carter Facebook Live Q&A at the official SUPERGIRL Facebook page: @TheCWSupergirl

#WonderWoman   #WonderWoman75   #WithWonderWoman

And as always, stay tuned to SatinTights.com for our upcoming review podcasts, interviews, and the latest news and information related to TV’s Wonder Woman!

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Posted in 40th Anniversary, 75th Anniversary, Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter, United Nations, Wonder Woman Day

Gal Gadot to Join Lynda Carter at United Nations’ Wonder Woman Designation

Last week we commented on the United Nations‘ plans to designate October 21 ‘Wonder Woman Day’ with Lynda Carter in attendance (as reported by Closer Weekly). Since then, more information about the event has been revealed, including reports that the ceremony will be more of a bestowment, designating the character an honorary ambassador for female empowerment. It’s all part of the UN campaign, Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals To Transform Our World – of which the 5th goal is to Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.

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“Wonder Woman’s character is the most iconic and well known female comic book superhero in the world, known for her strength, fairness and compassion, and her commitment to justice, peace and equality,” Maher Nasser, outreach director of the United Nations’ Department of Public Information, said in a statement to NPR. — NPR.org

Yesterday, both Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot officially announced their attendance – almost verbatim –  via social media:

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson are scheduled to attend – and possibly other notable guests. The designation will take place at the United Nations New York City headquarters on Friday, October 21, 2016.

Take a look at some other moments of Wonder Woman at  the United Nations:

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Posted in 40th Anniversary, 75th Anniversary, Comic-Con, comics, Lynda Carter

United Nations to Observe October 21 as Wonder Woman Day!

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“The United Nations observes designated days, weeks, years, and decades, each with a theme, or topic. By creating special observances, the United Nations promotes international awareness and action on these issues.  The majority of observances have been established by resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly, although some have been designated by UN specialized agencies.  The United Nations also observes anniversaries of key events in its history.” — United Nations website.

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The United Nations was officially formed on October 24, 1945. But just 4 years earlier, a certain star-spangled female protagonist emerged from the back pages of a male-dominated comic book, All Star Comics #8. It was October 25, 1941, and Wonder Woman was born. “As lovely as Aphrodite – as wise as Athena – with the speed of Mercury and the strength of Hercules,” she came into “a world torn by the hatreds and wars of men,” and would become the world’s greatest – and most famous – female superhero.  Described by her creator, psychologist William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman was “psychological propaganda for the new type of woman, who should, I believe, rule the world.”

75 years later, she’ll at least get to rule the day – when the UN designates October 21 (the copyright date for All Star Comics #8) “Wonder Woman Day.” As reported by Ilyssa Panitz in a Closer Weekly interview with Lynda Carter, the ceremony will be held on Friday, October 21 in New York City (presumably at UN headquarters) and TV’s Wonder Woman will be there. Carter’s presence makes sense considering her series is also celebrating an anniversary this year – its 40th. But no further details have been reported about the event. The UN hasn’t released any press, nor has DC Comics. But with New York Comic Con underway, we might get more news between now and Sunday.

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Until then, here’s more Wonder Woman at the United Nations: