The Clara Lemlich awards for social activism celebrate the lives of incredible women in their 80s and 90s and 100s whose brilliant activism has made real and lasting change in the world. They’ve been held every year since 2011, and since 2013 have been celebrated at the Museum of the City of New York.
Evelyn Jones Rich '54 was among the honorees at this year's ceremony.
From the LaborArts website:
"Born into a working class family in Philadelphia, Evie joined Students for Democratic Action (SDA) at Bryn Mawr College and has embraced the principles of liberalism/progressivism ever since. Active in student government, Evie also joined the National Student Association (NSA), The Young Adult Council (YAC) and the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) in fighting segregation and discrimination in the early 1950s."
Read more and watch a video in which Rich talks about being a "successful troublemaker" at Bryn Mawr on the LaborArts website.