The YWCA Cambridge will honor eight Cambridge women for their work to eliminate racism and empower women next week at the 19th Annual Tribute to Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon.
Susan Wornick of WCVB-TV Channel 5 will emcee the event at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge on Thursday, Nov. 3 beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The ceremony and fundraiser will also feature a silent auction, entertainment and Eva Martin Blythe, the executive director of the YWCA Cambridge, will present the awards with Regina Caines, the past board chair.
This year’s honorees include: Toni “Bee” Brooks, poet populist of Cambridge; Mary Catherine Deibel, co-owner and operator of Upstairs on the Square; Sally Haslanger, professor of philosophy and director women’s and gender studies at MIT; Rev. Irene Monroe, a LGBT Activist and religion columnist; Deborah Hughes, co-owner and operator of Upstairs on the Square; Rev. Lynda Marie Jordan, founder and CEO of A Place to Heal; Dr. Barbara Ogur, a primary care physician for the Cambridge Health Alliance and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; and Roz Shoy, program manager of the Community Schools Program for the Cambridge Department of Human Services.
The YWCA Cambridge’s Marshfield Branch will honor Ms. Helen Hobbs, a Marshfield Branch instructor, advisory committee member and life-long supporter of the YWCA Cambridge and Marshfield.
The YWCA Cambridge Tribute to Outstanding Women event was established to recognize the extraordinary commitment made by Cambridge area women who have distinguished themselves through professional work and or community service.
Funds raised support the YWCA Cambridge Tanner Residence, a 100-plus unit facility of single room occupancy housing for women and the 10 unit Family Shelter, a safe haven for 10 homeless families. Funds also support programming for women, girls and families at the YW Cambridge and at the Marshfield Branch.
For tickets and sponsorship information contact Eva Martin Blythe, Executive Director at 617-491-6050 or on the web at www.ywcacam.org.