05 Sep Statement Regarding Yom Kippur

The Women Sports Film Festival is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful gathering place to share stories and celebrate the achievements of female athletes from around the world. When selecting the dates for our second annual festival (September 28-30, 2017) we fell short in our commitment by scheduling the festival during Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish holidays. This was a careless oversight and we extend our sincere apologies to our friends and colleagues in the Jewish community for this mistake.

In the short term, we have expanded the film festival by an additional day to include a full program of films and discussions on Sunday, October 1. In the long term, we promise to take extraordinary care when scheduling future film festivals. Thank you for your understanding as we move forward and do better.

Susan Sullivan
Founder, Women Sports Film Festival