Hollywood NOW is honoring West Hollywood Cityhood founder, City Commissioner, NCJY-LA Director of Advocacy, community activist, and longtime member of NOW, Ruth Williams during the organization’s 6th Annual HERstory Awards.
A virtual ZOOM meeting on Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. will be toasting (and roasting) Ruth Williams, the recipient of the 2022 HERstory Award. This is a free virtual meeting event, open to all in the community who support women’s rights and value the achievements of women in our community.
As one of the founders of the City of West Hollywood, Ruth Williams helped pave the way for rent control and pro-tenant housing protections in the city. She has served on a number of the City’s commissions over the last 38 years.
When Lindsey Horvath and Jerilyn Stapleton founded Hollywood NOW, Ruth became one of its first members and she continues to be an active member of the chapter.
As Director of Advocacy for the National Council of Jewish Women in Los Angeles, Ruth helped to forge a strong partnership between NCJW and Hollywood NOW, a collaboration that was successful in advancing women’s rights for women in LA County.
Ruth has done so much for women’s rights and the West Hollywood community. The 6th Annual HERstory awards ceremony will take a moment to let her know how much the community appreciates her.
The Hollywood NOW is also a proud supporter of the City of West Hollywood’s annual celebration of National Women’s History Month. Throughout the month, a series of streetlamp banners that commemorate famous American women, civil rights leaders, and women’s rights activists will be on display along Santa Monica Boulevard.
Upcoming events for National Women’s History Month in West Hollywood include:
- WeHo Reads: How We Gather | A Celebration of Women Who Submit will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 6 p.m. This event will feature a performance of Ahoy, Women Who Submit, a collaborative poem created during Saturday check-ins during the pandemic. Joining the event will be Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Flint, Noriko Nakada, Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera, and more. Admission is free. Click here to register.
- The City will host a free Human Rights Speakers Series virtual panel discussion: Women’s Rights Violations in Iran on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 6 p.m. Women’s rights in Iran are severely restricted. Women confront serious discrimination and inequality on issues such as marriage,divorce, child custody, employment, inheritance, and political office. This panel discussion will feature Iranian Women from different religions and cultures to discuss these pressing issues and injustices. Click here to register.