Tenth Anniversary of the Feminist Majority Foundation
Los Angeles --
Monday, October 13, 1997
6:30 PM buffet reception in lobby area
8:00 PM program (scheduled to run 1 hour and 30 minutes)
Directors Guild of America/Main Theater
7920 Sunset Boulevard, 1/2 block west of Fairfax
Parking is in the underground lot off of Hayworth, on the west side of the building
Live appearances and video segments celebrating the milestones in feminism of the past decade and featuring the Feminist Majority Foundation's (FMF) front-line work to counter the backlash while fighting to advance women's rights. This ten year retrospective will recognize our work to combat domestic terrorism against women's health clinics; save affirmative action in California; bolster Title IX for equality of opportunities in education and sports; our college campus campaigns including Freedom summer '96; the groundbreaking National Center for Women & Policing to combat violence against women, and much, much more.
The program will salute FMF Chair, Peg Yorkin, for her courage, vision, and achievement on behalf of women.
Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation
Peg Yorkin, Chair, Feminist Majority Foundation
Kathy Spillar, National Coordinator, Feminist Majority Foundation
Dolores Huerta, Secretary/Treasurer, United Farm Workers
Senators Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, & Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Representatives Jane Harman, Juanita Millender-McDonald, & Loretta Davis, Sheila Kuehl, & Diane Martinez
Rhonda Windham, General Manager of the Los Angeles WNBA Sparks
SPARKSKIDS, WNBA Sparks dancers
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