Michelle Obama to speak at Denver fundraiser for women, but pictures and questions aren't allowed

Michelle Obama to speak at Denver fundraiser for women, but pictures and questions aren’t allowed

Author: Joey Bunch - May 8, 2017 - Updated: July 25, 2017

Michelle Obama is coming to Colorado talk empowering women and girls not politics at fundraiser July 25 in Denver to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado.

The speech is the former first lady’s first public appearance in Colorado since leaving office in January.

Tickets go on sale next Monday at 8 a.m. for the event at the Pepsi Center. Seats range from $54.50  to $1,254.50 and will be available online or by calling 866-461-6556.

The money supports research, public policy advocacy and grants to promote “promise to prosperity” for the state’s women and girls.

Don’t plan on following this event on social meal or capturing memories if you’re there: “no pictures, audio or video recording are permitted,” and the audience won’t be allowed to ask questions, the Women’s Foundation notes in its “frequently asked questions” about the event.

Mrs. Obama will be interviewed onstage for an hour by Lauren Casteel, the president and CEO of The Women’s Foundation, after a lineup that includes music, speakers and videos.

“During her time as first lady, Mrs. Obama transformed the position and became a role model, champion and inspiration for women, families and young people across America and around the world,” the foundation stated.

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.

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