The University of Michigan tribute to Mrs. Betty Ford

Date & time

Oct 11, 2012, 3:00-4:30 pm EDT


Join the conversation: #umbettyford A trailblazing First Lady who brought candor and integrity to our national conversation. A passionate advocate of women's rights, Mrs. Ford engaged challenging social issues at great political risk and with a rare personal vulnerability. Her considerable impact on American life and culture has only deepened with time.

  • Keynote policy lecture by Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Performance by Miki Orihara, principal dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company: Letter to the World excerpt -- "Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door"
  • Tribute remarks from President Mary Sue Coleman, Michael Ford, and other special guests

Special thanks to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum for archival assistance and photographs.