Landmark Event to Air Friday, March 8th at
9PM on International Women’s Day
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2019--
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been added to the list of
vanguards whom “VH1 Trailblazer Honors” will celebrate to
kick off Women’s History Month. Pelosi joins previously announced
honoree, Academy Award Nominee Ava DuVernay. The one-hour special will
air on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8th at
9PM ET/PT, on VH1 and Logo.
Pelosi currently serves as the 52nd Speaker of the House of
Representatives. In 2007, she made history as the first woman ever
elected to the position and in 2019, she became the first person in more
than 60 years to regain the title. Pelosi continues to fight for women
and families by working to lower health care costs, increase workers’
pay through strong economic growth and rebuild America. She has been a
powerful voice for human and civil rights around the world.
“VH1 Trailblazer Honors” will celebrate today’s most respected
politicians, entertainers, artists, activists, allies and icons who have
dedicated their time and steadfast commitments to the women’s
movement and beyond. Centered around this year’s incredible
breakthroughs in female empowerment and human rights, the annual event
will feature the landmark achievements of its honorees. Additional
honorees to be announced.
“VH1 Trailblazer Honors” will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theater
in Los Angeles, a National Historic Landmark and extension of the Ebell
of Los Angeles, a 125-year-old organization founded by women for women.
Previous Trailblazer Honorees include:
· Ryan Murphy, groundbreaking screenwriter, director and producer
· James Baldwin, author and activist
· Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, social
activists and parents of Trayvon Martin
· The ACLU Organization
· Cyndi Lauper, prolific performer and equality activist
· Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, creators of
Emmy award-winning “Will & Grace”
· Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan, DOMA
· Jason Collins, first out professional male athlete in a major
· “Orange is the New Black,” Emmy-award winning Netflix series
Official sponsors of the 2019 VH1 Trailblazer Honors include Boost
Mobile and Ice Breakers.
For more updates, please visit Trailblazers.VH1.com. Follow
@VH1 on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and use #TrailblazerHonors to
join the conversation.
“VH1 Trailblazer Honors” is executive produced by Amy Doyle,
Vanessa WhiteWolf and Andria Parides. Wendy Plaut and Marcia Lansdown
are the Executives in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amani Duncan and Lisa
Lauricella are the Executives in Charge of Music Talent. Fonda Anita
serves as Executive in Charge of Production. Lauren Quinn is directing.
VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-49. The network is
available in 86 million U.S. households and has an array of digital
channels and services including the VH1 App, VH1.com and
@VH1. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). For more
information, please visit www.VH1press.com, VH1.com,
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