On Saturday, June 9, 2007 Robin Morgan, an award-winning poet, novelist, editor, and feminist activist, will receive the 2007 Humanist Heroine Award at IHEU member organization American Humanist Association’s 66th Annual Conference.
“Morgan embodies all the qualities of a Humanist Heroine,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the Association. “She has worked tirelessly for feminist causes, both in the United States and internationally, and her classic ‘Sisterhood’ anthologies represent a significant contribution to the feminist canon.”
Morgan has published more than 20 books; probably her most well known are the ‘Sisterhood’ anthologies: ‘Sisterhood Is Powerful’, ‘Sisterhood Is Global’, and ‘Sisterhood Is Forever’. In addition to being a founder/leader of contemporary American feminism, she has also been a leader in the international women’s movement for 30 years. She has traveled the globe, visiting places such as Central America, China, Israel, South Africa, and the Philippines, speaking out for feminist causes.
Morgan currently lives in New York City. She recently co-founded The Women’s Media Center. Her latest book, ‘Fighting Words: A Tool Kit for Combating the Religious Right’, was released in September 2006.
The American Humanist Association is the oldest and largest Humanist organization in the USA. The AHA is dedicated to ensuring a voice for those with a positive nontheistic outlook, based on reason and experience, which embraces all of humanity.