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Historic Convening of Women Supreme Court Justices from Canada, Israel and the United States at NMWA

Apr 09 2014

WASHINGTON—On Sunday, March 16, 2014, Sophie L’Hélias-Delattre and François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States, partnered with the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) on a historic gathering featuring Justice Abella, Supreme Court of Canada; Chief Justice (ret.) Beinisch, Supreme Court of Israel; and Justice Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States in an invitation-only evening honoring their careers and groundbreaking accomplishments. 

Presented in conjunction with Women’s History Month, the event reflects NMWA’s commitment to presenting programs that foreground women, who through their actions or by example, have contributed to advancing ideas and solutions to society’s most pressing issues, particularly those affecting women and girls.

NMWA’s Alice West Director Susan Fisher Sterling welcomed more than 160 audience members before turning the program over to Sophie L’Hélias-Delattre who introduced the distinguished panel and spoke of the significant international impact of each participant’s life and career. Judy Woodruff, co-anchor of the “PBS NewsHour,” moderated a lively and engaging conversation, which covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from public assumptions about gender, ethnic and social bias to comparisons of justice systems across the three countries. Each also spoke on challenges they faced throughout their careers as women in jurisprudence.

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