National Women’s History Museum to Celebrate Living Legacies at the Second Annual de Pizan Honors Gala
Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz; renowned poet, author and playwright Dr. Maya Angelou; former U.S. Senator and former President of the American Red Cross, Elizabeth Hanford Dole; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes are the 2012 recipients of the National Womenâ€™s History Museumâ€™s (NWHM) Living Legacy awards who will be honored at the NWHMâ€™s second annual Christine de Pizan Honors Gala.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright is serving as Honorary Chair for the event. Gloria B. Herndon, President of Herndon & Associates, is serving as co-chair of the Gala Committee for the event, which will take place on Wednesday, November 14th in the Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater. A VIP dinner reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed by the honors ceremony at 7:15 p.m. All ticket holders will be invited to enjoy a desert reception immediately following the award presentations at 8:15 pm.
The Honors were established by NWHM in 2011 to celebrate the legends of pioneering women of the past by showcasing their achievements alongside the contributions of their modern inheritors.Â They are presented as part of NWHMâ€™s Second Annual de Pizan Honors Gala, named in honor of Christine de Pizan, the first Western woman to write about womenâ€™s history in 1405. She is best known as the author of The Book of the City of Ladies, which she wrote to combat existing ideas about womenâ€™s nature.
Tickets for the de Pizan Honors Gala are available HERE.
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