The 3rd Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women's Health

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The Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women's Health were established in honor of Barbara Seaman, an NWHN founding member, after her untimely death in 2008.  The Awards recognize work that exemplifies the spirit and approach of Barbara, including her unwavering insistence on listening to women,  her dogged determination to see abuses corrected and her bridge building between generations.

2010 Award Recipients:

Anne Kasper has been an advocate, sociologist, researcher and public policy expert on women’s health for nearly 40 years.  She brought women’s health movement strategies to her ongoing work as a leader in the struggle for health care reform.  After founding the Women’s Health Clearinghouse at NWHN, Anne brought the spirit of listening and responding to women’s concerns to the Campaign for Women's Health, a coalition of more than 100 organizations that worked to advance women's health issues in health care reform in the 1990s.  Most recently Anne is the founder of the Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform – a statewide alliance of women and women’s organizations working to bring comprehensive health care to all Marylanders. 

Miriam Zoila Pérez is a reproductive rights and justice activist, a writer and blogger, and a speaker on LGBTQ issues.  She is an editor with the popular blog  Additionally, she is an organizer and advocate for Latina women, most recently in her role as the e-communications manager for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.  Miriam is a young North Carolina native from a Cuban immigrant household.  She is the founder and sole blogger of, where she writes about issues relating to her broader progressive vision for birth activism. Her writing has also appeared in Bitch Magazine and The Nation.  In 2009 she was awarded the Young Women of Achievement Award by the Women’s Information Network. 

• For more information on Barbara Seaman click here.
• To view pictures of the event click here.

This year our event was held at Studio Theatre located in Washington, DC on November 3rd.  Make sure you don't miss next year's event, so pull out your 2011 calendars now and make sure you make a note to yourself not to miss the NWHN fall fundraiser next year!!!


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