Celebrating Women’s National History Month

11 Mar Celebrating Women’s National History Month

In honor of Women’s National History Month, we wanted to highlight some of the individuals of the present who will be recognized at the National Women’s History Alliance event on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Hamilton Restaurant in Washington, DC. (source)

Graciela Sanchez, Co-founder and Director of the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center.  Graciela Sanchez is a dedicated neighborhood activist and cultural worker. She is co-founded and director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center (San Antonio, TX). The Esperanza is a community-based arts and cultural organization, committed to serving marginalized communities.  Her activism facilitates conversations on issues of colonization, cultural genocide, violence, and intersectionality.

Deborah Tucker, President of the Board of Directors of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence.  Deborah D. Tucker has dedicated over 40 years to ending violence. She founded and led several organizations while working with many to advocate for improvements to laws, polices, and practices at the local, state, national, and international levels. Most notably, she helped write and pass the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and co-chaired the Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence. Tucker is currently President of the Board of Directors of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence.