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Saturday, November 1 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Legacy Luncheon

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Do you know your JAWS trailblazers? This year's Legacy Fund luncheon honors JAWS pioneers Eileen Shanahan, Joan Cook and Kay Mills, whose reporting and activism changed attitudes about women and minorities, and helped end sexist and racist practices that had marginalized them in almost all aspects of life. Shanahan and Cook were named plaintiffs in the landmark class-action lawsuit against The New York Times. Mills and Shanahan developed beats in the early 1970s on the fledgling women’s political movement - as did Legacy Luncheon speaker Peggy Simpson, who also was a named plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit against the Associated Press.

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Speakers
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Peggy Simpson

Independent Reporter and Writer
Peggy Simpson has followed the dramatic evolution of “women’s place” both as a reporter and as a media activist. She worked for the AP for 15 years, covering the Kennedy assassination in Dallas and covering Congress for a decade. She also created an AP beat on the fledgling women’s political movement in 1972, wrote a Washington column for Working Woman, opened a Washington bureau for MS Magazine in 1998 and, since 2006... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

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