“Be passionate and be involved in what you believe in, and do it as thoroughly and honestly and fearlessly as you can.” ― Marie Colvin
On this day, August 19th, 100 years ago, Donna Allen was born in Petosky, Michigan. Allen would go on to found the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in 1972 with the goal to “increase communication among women and reach the public with our experience, perspectives, and opinions.” Since 2019 the WIFP has conferred the Women and Media Award to women in the public sphere who have each used their talents and unique perspective on the world to educate and empower women across the country and the world. This week a bit about these inspiring women, Donna Allen, and the WIFP.
Women and Media Award winners:
2012: Maurine Beasley
2014: Tobe Levin
2015: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
2016: Soraya Chemaly
2017: Vinie Burrows
2018: Angela Peabody
2019: Luci Murphy
Women of the Washington Press, Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence by Maurine Beasley
Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemaly
@ Alabama Chanin
For a morning of making and fellowship join us for Third Tuesdays tomorrow at The Factory.