11th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org
Telephone: (202) 682-2640

The following statement can be attributed to Cynthia A. Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network

Monday, June 4th, the National Women’s Health Network will host the 11th annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health at the Whittemore House from 6-8 p.m.

Each year, the Network honors two people as a Lifetime Achievement Honoree or an Emerging Activist Honoree. Both recipients have shown a true devotion to activism in women’s health and have exemplified the spirit of Barbara Seaman, a Network founding member for whom the award was named.

This year, Beverly Whipple and Sameera Qureshi, MS will be named as the Lifetime Achievement and Emerging Activist Honorees, respectively.

Beverly is the Co-founder of the Feminist Women’s Health Center, a nonprofit clinic that provided women with a safe place to go for health care services. The center is now known as Cedar River Clinics and they serve over 6,000 women in Seattle, Renton, and Tacoma, Washington. Today, she works as a consultant for other abortion providers to ensure that their work is sustainable.

Sameera is the Director of Sexuality Education and Training at HEART Women & Girls. She strives to create a culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate learning community as she facilitates sexual health education initiatives within Muslim communities across Canada; and collaborates with D.C-Maryland-Virginia area organizations.

Silvia Henriquez, Co-director of All* Above All, will also be attending the event as the guest speaker. Her coalition is comprised of over 100 national, state, and regional partner organizations. Each is committed to eliminating public and private restrictions on funding for abortion care.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Whittemore House at 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036. To buy tickets, visit https://donate.nwhn.org/event2018.



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