TODAY’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM’S
7TH ANNUAL WOMEN MAKING HISTORY AWARDS HONORED
KATHY BATES, KRISTEN BELL, PATRISSE CULLORS & GABRIELLE UNION
LOS ANGELES – Today at the National Women’s History Museum’s (NWHM) Women Making History Awards, actresses Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, Gabrielle Union, and activist Patrisse Cullors were honored with the Women Making History Award.
The brunch kicked off with Idina Menzel presenting the Women Making History award to Kristen Bell highlighting her dedication to supporting organizations such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Invisible Children, Inc. as well as co-founding This Bar Saves Lives. Shortly thereafter Michael Ealy took the stage to present Gabrielle Union for continually advocating for women’s issues and sexual assault victims in her role on the National Advisory Committee for Violence Against Women; Sarah Paulson welcomed Kathy Bates to the stage to receive her award as a spokesperson for the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN); Finally Dawn Lyen-Gardner took the stage introducing and presenting Patrisse Cullors her award for founding the grassroots Los Angeles-based organization Dignity and Power Now and for co-founding of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. The show featured Glamour editor-in-chief, Samantha Barry, who moderated Q&As with each award recipient after they received their honor.
The seventh annual Women Making History Awards took place at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Attendees included Women Making History Award recipients actresses Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, Gabrielle Union, and activist Patrisse Cullors; presenters Michael Ealy, Dawn Lyen-Gardner, Idina Menzel, and Sarah Paulson; NWHM Board Chair Susan D. Whiting; and NWHM board members Joanna Adler, Jon Bouker, Vin Cipolla, Peixin Dallara, and Elana Pianko-Ginsburg;
Celebrity guests included: India de Beaufort, Laura Bell Bundy, SVP of American Airlines Los Angeles Suzanne Boda, Brianna Brown, Logan Browning, Sophia Bush, Angelique Cabral, Gloria Calderon Kellett, D’Arcy Carden, Torrey DeVitto, Edy Ganem, Breegan Jane, Sarah Jeffery, Arielle Kebbel, Sandra Lee, Mercedes Mason, Aly Michalka, A.J. Michalka, Malina Moye, Yvette Nicole Brown, Angel Parker, Sara Rue, Gabrielle Ruiz, Jadie Tailor, Anneliese van der Pol, Shantel VanSanten, and Britney Young.
The National Women’s History Museum educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women’s distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States. A key element of advancing that mission is to build a world-class museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
For more information on the National Women’s History Museum or to become a member, please visit http://www.nwhm.org.