Fenway Women’s Dinner Party to be held March 31.
The Women’s Dinner Party is an elegant attire fundraiser for Fenway Health that will bring together more than 1,200 lesbian, transgender and bisexual women and their friends and supporters for a night of dinner and dancing.
The Women’s Dinner Party will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The evening gets underway at 6 p.m. with mingling and silent auction. The program and dinner start at 7 p.m., followed by dancing! If you have any questions, call us at (617) 927-6350.
Urvashi Vaid will receive the Dr. Susan M. Love Award at Fenway Health’s Women’s Dinner Party. Vaid is a community organizer, writer and attorney who has been a leader in the LGBT and social justice movements for nearly three decades. In 2009, Out Magazine named her one of the 50 most influential people in the United States.
Each year, the Dr. Susan M. Love Award is given to honor and celebrate a woman and/or organization that has made a significant contribution to the field of women’s health. The Love Award is given in honor of its founding recipient, Dr. Susan M. Love, a pioneer in the fields of women’s health and breast cancer. Love helped found the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center in 1992 and currently heads up the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation which is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer.
Vaid is Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. The Projects seeks to understand how the idea of tradition is used by and used against movements for gender and sexual justice; and to explore how tradition-based practices inform, enable and/or limit the work of these movements. She is a former columnist for the Advocate as well and author of Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay & Lesbian Liberation and the forthcoming Irresistible Revolution: Race, Class and the LGBT Imagination.
Vaid serves on the Board of Directors of the Gill Foundation, which is dedicated to achieving equal opportunity for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. She is founder of The Vaid Group, a consulting practice that advises individuals and organizations working to achieve social justice in a wide range of fields. Vaid has worked in various capacities at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the oldest national LGBT civil rights organization and as staff attorney at the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she initiated the organization’s work on HIV/AIDS in prisons.
This year’s event is made possible thanks to the hard work of event chairs Theresa Murray, Gina Savageau, and Aimee VanWagenen, as well as the support of our generous corporate sponsors. More information is available at womensdinnerparty.org.