Green VP inducted into Hall of Fame

NINE OUTSTANDING WOMEN NAMED AS INDUCTEES TO THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME 

The National Womenís Hall of Fame announces its 2007 Inductees. Included in the group of nine outstanding American women are engineer Dr. Eleanor K. Baum, philanthropist and social reformer Swanee Hunt, environmental advocate Winona LaDuke, and astronomer Dr. Judith Pipher. These women, along with five historic figures, will be inducted during a weekend of ceremonies October 6-7, 2007.

We are thrilled that this year’s class of Inductees represents such a wide array of endeavor. It is important that everyone learn about the accomplishments of these women and the affect of those achievements on advancing our country as a whole. We look forward to telling these stories in the hopes of inspiring and lifting up many others, said the Hall’s President, Barbara DeBaptiste.

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Winona LaDuke (1959 – ) A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, Winona LaDuke advocates for public support and funding for frontline native environmental groups. In 1994, she was nominated by Time Magazine as one of America’s most promising leaders under forty years of age. In 1998, she was named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year. Ms. LaDuke was the vice-presidential candidate on the Green Party ticket in both 1996 and 2000. She currently serves as director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project in Minnesota.

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These nine women will join the 217 already inducted into the Hall, the first national membership organization recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of great American women. For more information on the Hall or its activities, please call (315)568-8060 or visit the Hall’s award winning website, www.greatwomen.org .

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The National Women’s Hall of Fame is a national membership organization recognizing and celebrating the achievements of individual American women. The Hall was founded in historic Seneca Falls, New York, the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. A not-for-profit educational organization, its programs include inductions of distinguished American women, educational activities, special exhibits, and events for the enrichment of public understanding and appreciation of the diverse contributions women make to society. Two hundred and seventeen women have been inducted since the Hall’s founding in 1969. The National Women’s Hall of Fame is supported by corporations, foundations, and individual benefactors.

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