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de Pizan 14

October 6th, 2014
Monday, November 17 2014 5:30 PM 8:30 PM


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Join NWHM and Honorary Chairs, the Honorable Senators Susan Collins and Barbara Mikulski, and Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Marsha Blackburn, and Candice Miller for the fourth annual de Pizan Honors, an event paying tribute to women from the past and present. The Honors will take place on November 17, 2014 at the The Mead Center for American Theater, Arena Stage, in Washington, D.C.

The esteemed honorees for the evening are:

  • Mary Barra (CEO of General Motors) will receive the Katharine Graham Living Legacy Award
  • The Honorable Sally Jewell (Secretary of the Department of the Interior) will receive the Rachel Carson Living Legacy Award
  • Katherine Johnson (early NASA Mathematician) will receive the Maria Mitchell Living Legacy Award (video acceptance)
  • Debbie Sterling (Founder and CEO of Goldieblox) will receive the Louise Fitzhugh Living Legacy Award

The de Pizan Honors stand apart from the hundreds of events that honor women—the lives and contributions of the recipients will have a permanent presence, exhibited within the future National Women’s History Museum, at the National Mall in Washington, DC.  In the interim, while working to get  legislation passed that would allow NWHM to build a physical museum, the Honorees are showcased on the NWHM website.

The VIP ticket holders and Sponsors will enjoy a private buffet dinner reception from 5:30pm to 7pm. There will be a general reception from 6:15 to 7pm featuring a photo booth and the mini exhibit: Women of Courage, Conviction, and Commitment.  A silent auction will be held at the VIP reception and will open up to the general reception at 6:30pm. The Honors ceremony will begin at 7pm. For more details on the event, the Honors, and the Museum please visit the website at

For sponsorship information, call 703-461-1920. We hope to see you there!

Immigration Lecture at GWU-October 22

August 26th, 2014



Tickets are available here.

NWHM invites you to attend “New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and the American Experience,” the fifth forum in its Initiating Change/Adapting to Change lecture series on Wednesday, October 22 at 6pm at The GWU Marvin Center.

The discussion will explore the historical experiences of immigrant women in the U.S., and the unique challenges they have faced in integrating into American culture and society, and its effects on contemporary American culture.  The forum will be led by Dr. Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto, Scarborough), a scholar of international migration, gender who has written and edited fifteen books on U.S. immigration, migration in world history, and the worldwide Italian diaspora;  and Diane Portnoy, founder of The Immigrant Learning Center (Malden, MA),which provides free English classes to immigrant and refugee adults.

The one-hour discussion will take place at The Marvin Center located on The George Washington University’s campus at 6pm, followed by a reception from 7-7:30pm. General admission is $10 but there is a discount code available for NWHM members. Tickets are free for teachers and students with a valid student ID.