Tri Delta Betsy Schechter, Emory, has produced an amazing new documentary film on the life of Gloria Gaynor, the iconic voice behind the song “I Will Survive.” Join us to hear Betsy’s story and how Gloria’s powerful voice inspired her. This is a special session of the LEADDD Network—open to anyone—so come see what it is all about.
Tuesday, Feb. 6
2:00 p.m. CT
You can also gather your friends on Feb. 13 to attend a one-night only showing of the film “I Will Survive” in a theater near you. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Gloria Gaynor, music icon and disco legend, inspired millions for decades with her words “I will survive.” But she only truly understood the profound meaning of her lyrics when she hit rock bottom at the age of 65. Facing a devastating divorce to her husband and manager of 25 years, financial ruin, and spiraling health concerns, Gaynor sought to not only survive, but thrive.
With unwavering faith and the spark of new dreams, the film follows Gaynor as she embarks on an unexpectedly difficult 8-year journey to write and record a gospel album, rising up after downfall. Going behind the mic, we discover a tale of the remarkable challenges that fueled Gaynor’s music and path to stardom, and her present-day message empowering audiences to believe it’s never too late to transform dreams into reality. “Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive” celebrates reinvention, the power of faith, and a magnificent second act.