Tomorrow, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Rights Project will honor five outstanding women at its annual benefit, Stand Up for Choice, at the Rubin Museum of Art.
Each honoree has done tremendous work over the years in the fields of gender equality, reproductive rights, sexuality education and social justice:
Ann Cook is the co-founder and co-director of New York City’s Urban Academy High School. Working with Angela Maresca, physician’s assistant and director of the Mount Sinai School-based Health Center at the Julia Richman Education Complex (JREC), Ann and Angela ensure that the school’s diverse students get the health care they deserve.
May Del Rio devoted 21 years to supporting reproductive rights at Planned Parenthood of New York City and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. May has served for the last three years on the board of directors of the NYCLU.
Eileen Fisher is the chief creative officer and founder of EILEEN FISHER INC. Her company’s philanthropic efforts support women through social initiatives that address women’s well being. EILEEN FISHER INC., leads by example by practicing business responsibly with absolute regard for human rights.
Marcia Ann Gillespie has been dedicated to affirming the human potential for good and challenging inequality through her work as the editor-in-chief and driving force behind two of the nation’s most important women’s magazines, Essence and Ms.
The NYCLU’s Reproductive Rights Project (RRP) is the only New York State-based legal organization that focuses on reproductive rights.
“We are thrilled to be honoring this esteemed group of women, each of whom has made vital contributions to the struggle for women’s equality, dignity, and self-determination,” said Galen Sherwin, director of the Reproductive Rights Project.
RRP Stand Up for Choice benefit
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.