About the Author
Jan Lisa Huttner is an award-winning author/activist who writes regular columns as well as freelance articles for multiple print and internet outlets. After 35 years in Chicago, Jan now resides in Brooklyn, NY. In 2004, she was asked to coordinate a new AAUW-Illinois project called WITASWAN (“wit-uh-swan”): Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now! In 2008, these activities lead to the creation of International SWAN Day, now celebrated annually on the last Saturday of every March all around the world. Jan received her B.A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland (the “Great Books” school), and Masters Degrees in Psychology from Harvard University and the University of Chicago. In addition to her commitment to AAUW (American Association of University Women), professional memberships include NFPW (National Federation of Press Women), NYFCO (New York Film Critics Online), NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & TV), and WFCC (Women Film Critics Circle).