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Glenn Close

2021 Speaker

GLENN CLOSE is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated actress and multiple Golden Globe, Emmy, and Sag award-winning producer and performer for her work on stage, screen, and television. In 2010, Close co-founded Bring Change to Mind, a charity dedicated to ending the systemic stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The organization’s top priority is the establishment of stigma-free Bring Change To Mind High School clubs around the nation, with 400 clubs currently active.  The idea for the organization came about following Close’s first-hand observation of battles with mental illness within her family. For more information, please visit Close actively supports Puppies Behind Bars. She is a trustee emeritus of The Sundance Institute, having served as a board member for 16 years.  @bc2m