Alice Paul Institute announces recipients of 2017 Alice Paul Equality Awards

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on Thursday, March 23, 5 to 8 p.m., at The Westin Mt. Laurel.

The Alice Paul Institute has announced the recipients of the 2017 Alice Paul Equality Awards. Honorees include:

· Maureen Brigham, Lydia DeRosso, Colleen Fossett and Michelle Powell — co-founders of the Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club

· Paulette Brown, Esq., immediate past president of the American Bar Association and partner at Locke Lord LLP

· Michellene Davis, Esq., executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer, RWJ Barnabas Health

· Marty Moss Coane, host and executive producer, WHYY Radio Times

· Frank Rizzieri, owner of Rizzieri Salon and Spa, Rizzieri Aveda School and Rizzieri Massage School

· Mary Ellen Rose. Esq., managing shareholder, Capehart Satchard

The Alice Paul Equality Awards are named in memory of Alice Stokes Paul (1885–1977). Born in Mt. Laurel, Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women.

Paul led the final campaign for women’s right to vote. After the 1920 victory, she authored the Equal Rights Amendment and initiated gender equality principles in both the United Nations Charter and in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on Thursday, March 23, 5 to 8 p.m., at The Westin Mt. Laurel.

According to the API, the awards are meant to honor individuals from any industry or field who capture the spirit of Alice Paul and as a consequence, directly or indirectly, continue her mission of advancing women’s equality in America.

For ticket information, call 856–231–1885 or www.alicepaul.org.

The API describes its mission as one to honor the legacy of Paul’s work for gender equality through education and leadership development.