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Inaugural Round Table

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Roosevelt House

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Great Women Sculpture Initiative, will create a modern visual mythology, while stimulating actionable conversation on the perception of female leadership in human rights, civil rights, and women’s rights.

The project will debut with a roundtable discussion on December 10th, 2018, from 9:00-11:30 at the Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th Street in New York City hosted by Ann Nicols, Executive Director of Metropolitan New York Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women.

Sabin Howard, commissioned to create the National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., will produce three large-scale bronze Great Women sculptures. Eleanor Roosevelt, Coretta Scott King, and a third notable woman who will be chosen to champion women’s rights. These commanding sculptures will portray these inspiring leaders in dynamic motion and are intended to acknowledge female power and spark conversations about cultural representations of women. The Great Women sculptures will be presented to the public as a traveling exhibit at museums around the world.

December 10th is the 70th anniversary of the approval of the Universal Declaration of Human rights, championed by Mrs. Roosevelt at the United Nations. The roundtable will feature discussion of female archetypes, historical female leaders, and the cultural meanings of women’s multiple roles in public and private life. The resulting dialogue will be captured in a documentary and a book to accompany the announcement of the first statue.

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