WeHo to mark Women’s Equality Day Monday

08/23/2013 2:07 pm0 commentsViews: 40
Helen Reddy with pictorial commemorative postmark Photo by Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

Helen Reddy with pictorial commemorative postmark
Photo by Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Independent

 

Independent Staff Report

WEST Hollywood — The city and its Women’s Advisory Board will celebrate Women’s Equality Day Monday with A Night In Herstory!, a special celebration commemorating both the board’s 20 years of service to the West Hollywood community and the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.

The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Public Meeting Room, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

“I am thrilled to be celebrating Women’s Equality Day in the city of West Hollywood and to honor Helen Reddy,” Mayor Abbe Land said. “Reddy’s iconic hit ‘I Am Woman’ was a feminist anthem during a critical time in the women’s movement. It is going to be a very special celebration with our Women’s Advisory Board.”

The program will feature special guest speakers, an historical digital installation, film shorts and a reception. In addition, there will be a special performance by Reddy, who will also serve as keynote speaker for the evening.

The publicize Monday’s event, the city hosted a special preview and the unveiling of a U .S. Postal Service special pictorial postmark featuring Reddy this past Monday at City Hall.

A representative from the U.S. Post Office, artist Nicolosi and Reddy were on hand for the event. The pictorial commemorative postmark and limited cache envelope will be available for purchase at Monday night’s event.

The Women’s Advisory Board was created Dec. 7, 1992. It advises the City Council on policies and issues pertaining to women, advocates on behalf of women’s rights and provides programming addressing women’s concerns.

The board chose to honor Reddy this year because of her song, “I Am Woman.” It was her first number one record and won the best pop vocal performance by a female Grammy Award in 1972.

In addition to splitting her time between touring, film and television work, Reddy is also active in community affairs, and has served as a member of the state Parks and Recreation Commission.

Alos appearing Monday will be the artist Nicolosi, who graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Although he has been painting his entire life and studied privately with several of the art world’s most renowned fine artists, Nicolosi has enjoyed being a practicing dentist in Chicago for the past three decades. His broad-stroke artwork is intense and reflects the passion embodied in this modern day mono-moniker artist.

Validated parking for Monday’s program will be available in the five-story West Hollywood Park Parking Garage. Portions of the program also will be televised on WehoTV and available on demand at www.weho.org.

To RSVP, please call (323) 848-6823 or email whwedrsvp@gmail.com.

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