Eliminating sex discrimination through research, education and legal activities
Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988 for Beloved. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name (starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover) in 1998. Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. In 1996, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her for the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government’s highest honor for achievement in the humanities. She was honored with the 1996 National Book Foundation‘s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Morrison wrote the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005. On May 29, 2012, President Barack Obama presented Morrison with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016 she received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.
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Today the National Women’s Law Center announced that it will launch the Legal Network for Gender Equity. The network was formed in response to the unprecedented threats to women’s rights from the Trump Administration and Congress. The Legal Network for Gender Equity has initially recruited more than 75 attorneys from across the country who stand ready to provide an initial free legal consultation and, when appropriate, represent women and girls who experience sex discrimination on the job, at school, and in the health care system. The Legal Network for Gender Equity will help those facing this sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination to connect with the legal resources and information they need to fight back.
The Center is assembling the infrastructure for the network to become fully operational later this year and will continue to expand its network—with the goal of attorneys participating in every state. At this time, if you are an attorney interested in taking part in this Network please fill out your information at http://www.nwlc.org/legalnetworksignup.
More information about the NWLC Legal Network is in the press release below. Some initial press coverage on the network can be found here and here. Please contact NWLC’s Legal Director, Sunu Chandy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.