Sellout crowd greets Kate Hudson as 2016 ILS Spring Lecture Series opens

Hollywood actress Kate Hudson spoke to a capacity crowd at Dominican University of California Wednesday night, as part of the Institute for Leadership Studies' 2016 Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.

Hudson, who in 2001 was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her role in Almost Famous, appeared at Dominican in conversation with A Band of Women’s Christine Bronstein, founder of Nothing But The Truth Publishing, to discuss her first book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body.  The daughter of Bill Hudson and Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn, she recently voiced the character of Mei Mei in Kung Fu Panda 3 and will appear next year in Garry Marshall's Mother's Day.

In 2013, Hudson launched her own line of workout clothes and active wear called Fabletics before focusing on her lifestyle book centered on fitness, healthy eating and an optimum mind-set.

To purchase Pretty Happy, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or by visiting

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents.

All events are open to the public. Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues in San Rafael.

The Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2016 Spring Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series, now in its 14th year.

Media Contact:
Karen West, Book Passage Director of Events, 415-927-0960 ext. 238,


January 21, 2016