NEW YORK — Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announced Women’s March Co-Chairs, Tamika D. Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and Bob Bland will be honored at the 29th annual Gloria Awards: A Salute to Women of Vision at Capitale. The Gloria Awards, named for Gloria Steinem — one of the organization’s founding mothers — is a yearly celebration to benefit Ms. Foundation grantees around the country and to recognize those who ignite policy and create change. The foundation will present the Co-Chairs with its Marie C. Wilson Emerging Leader Award.
“We are honored to include these incredible women as guests for our 2017 gala. Individually, their diverse backgrounds and experience in social justice work spans across civil and human rights at a local and national level. Together as leaders of the Women’s March on Washington, they became the face of the women’s resistance movement for this generation. Tamika, Carmen, Linda and Bob represent the intersectional feminism that our organization seeks to uplift everyday across the country,” stated Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Alongside Secretary Hillary Clinton, the Ms. Foundation will honor three leaders from Ms. Foundation grantee-partner organizations who have impacted the women’s movement in unparalleled ways. Women of Vision honorees are chosen based on their grassroots work to raise the collective voices of women, and their innovative leadership, courage and actions toward the realization of a shared vision for a just and inclusive democracy for all genders.
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For over 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in organizations nationwide.