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Born This Way Foundation Launch Information

By newseditor
01/25/2012 2:50 PM

On January 19, Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, announced that they will officially launch the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) on Wednesday, February 29 at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. This very special Askwith Forum will be a ticketed event co-hosted by BTWF, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The California Endowment.

Press releases:

Ticketing information:

While seats for the February 29 event will be very limited, we are committed to enabling access to the event for Harvard students and other community members as much as possible.

HGSE students and staff: The ticket lotteries for HGSE students and staff has concluded. Congratulations to the winners.

Harvard College students: HGSE is pleased to be working with the Undergraduate Council to run a special UC TKTS lottery for this event. For information, please visit

General Public: Members of the general public can enter a lottery for tickets by “liking” the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Facebook and leaving a comment on the Lady Gaga BTWF Raffle page (

Please note: Tickets are not available through the Harvard Box Office or Sanders Theatre.

Ticket-holder information:

You must pick up your ticket between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the day of the event, Wednesday, February 29, at the Memorial Hall Ticket Office, 45 Quincy Street. All tickets must be claimed by no later than 2 p.m. You must present a valid ID to receive your ticket – only you will be able to receive the ticket. (A valid Harvard ID is required for winners of the student and staff lotteries.) Tickets are non-transferable.

Doors to Sanders Theatre will open at 3 p.m., and there will be reserved seating. Attendees must be seated by 3:45 p.m. Please bring your ticket and ID for admittance. For security reasons, no backpacks, cameras, larger purses, or bags will be allowed in Sanders.

If you need special accommodation or additional assistance, please contact

Media contact: | 646-871-5424

Please bookmark this page for the most up-to-date information about the February 29 launch of the Born This Way Foundation.

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  • Msjozy

    It is so Wonderful that Lady Gaga & her Mother Mama Gaga are doing this “Born this Way Campaign ” right here in my back yard Boston (Harvards Saunders Theartre). Its even More Wonderful the Message that Lady Gaga & her Mother are Teaching! T.Y.

  • Msjozy

    As well as Lady gaga * Ma ma GaGa Oprah will also be their to help laubch the “Born this way ” Campaign! now, how Cool is That????
    jozy spinelli

  • Lyndsey Watson

    We are, a non profit aligned with Lady Gaga’s message. We really want to be present. How do we get tickets beside waiting for a lottery?

  • Madelinemore

    So happy lady gaga is supporting such an amazing cause!!

  • 1alvestar

    We are happy to say this is a monumental start to help empower ourselves, educate and strengthen oneanother take a negàtive and turn it around into a poßitive direction. As an example if you get bullyied turn it around and do something positive like if 5here is a need in the community volunteer or donate to a charitable organization. Something that makes you feel good and inspired. Help inspire other people too. To remain positive minded or mindfull. My 8 year old started a bookdrive for a school in Holbrook MA the children needed books for a library for a reading program, art supplies, gym equipment a new playground, hopefullly. For a school that is underbudget. We got news paper involved, asked a community church and churches, small businesses, mother s groups, etc.. to put the word out and it was a wonderful experience all àround. My daughter feels worthy and her self esteem has been recharged and fortified. There are alot of good people trying to do good things thru all this uncertainess and it is all our responsabilities to try to help oneanother and help ourselves to further enrich our humanity with compassion.

  • 1alvestar

    I think that is a wonderfullwhat she is doing and am a big fan of lady gaga. From marlena slade

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