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June-03-97

Freedom Summer/Fall ‘96 Staff and Intern Receive Gloria Steinem Women of Vision Awards

The Ms. Foundation awarded Justine Andronici, Nohelia Canales and Dee Martin of Freedom Summer/Fall ‘96, a project of the Feminist Majority Foundation, the Gloria Steinem Women of Vision Award at the 9th annual Ms. Foundation awards held in New York City. The Ms. Foundation chose these three women for their advocacy work in promoting voter education, organizing young people and for the example they set as leaders. Gloria Steinem commented, "Since women are the one group that tends to get more activist with age, these three young women are especially important and courageous. Anyone who wants to know young feminist leaders should interview these three." When asked about the Gloria Awards, Andronici said, "It is an inspiration for the thousands of young people who worked on the campaign to be recognized by our predecessors in the movement." Canales continued, "I believe these Awards recognize the vision of young feminists to continue to struggle and establish their own legacy in the fight of women’s and civil rights." Martin concluded, "For many of us, this campaign was a first, not a last. The Gloria Awards reinforce the dedication of today’s feminist leaders to teaching the next generation that we can make a difference."

Media Resources: The Ms. Foundation, The Feminist Majority Foundation – May 29, 1997