Lifetime Takes Over Our Nation’s Capital


Lifetime Television will bring its “Our Lifetime Commitment: Stop Violence Against Women Week” initiative to Washington, D.C., March 7-11, the network said Wednesday.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that the network will bring thousands of anti-violence advocates from around the nation to Washington for a week of special events to encourage the government and the media to pay attention to a critical issue.

Among those scheduled to participate this year: Grammy Award-winning artists Alanis Morissette and Lee Ann Womack; Major League Baseball’s World Series champion Boston Red Sox; country-music artists Big & Rich; Mexican-American singer Lila Downs; and rape survivor and activists Debbie and Rob Smith.

“We are deeply committed to using the power and the reach of Lifetime to send the message that we all need to stand together and speak out -- women and men -- to end the violence,” Lifetime Entertainment Services executive vice president of public affairs and corporate communications Meredith Wagner said in a prepared statement.

“Lifetime is building on the incredible momentum of our partners, who work on the front lines every day to ensure that these critical issues continue to be heard at every level,” she added.