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Joan Jett, Alfre Woodard, Tate Donovan & More Set for Center for Reproductive Rights Gala Tonight

Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights is the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated exclusively to advancing and defending reproductive rights. With expertise in both U.S. constitutional and international human rights law, the Center fights to ensure strong legal protections for the full range of reproductive rights, and affordable and unhindered access to the full range of reproductive health care.

During the organization's second annual gala tonight, October 29, 2013 at the Jazz at Lincoln, two extraordinary leaders who work to defend the lives and rights of women worldwide will be honored: Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program and former Prime Minister of New Zealand; and The Honorable Richard Blumenthal, United States Senator for Connecticut. Awards to be presented by Linda Greenhouse, Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School. Alfre Woodard will serve as the evening's host.

Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights; Members of the organization's Board of Directors; Event Host Committee members, Event Co-Chairs including: Pamela Buffett, Nonnie S. and Richard Burnes, Rebecca J. Cook and Bernard Dickens, Barbara N. Grossman, Margaret Munzer Loeb, Daniel Loeb, Roberta Schneiderman and Hope and Grant Winthrop; Honorees Helen Clark and The Honorable Richard Blumenthal; special guest host Emmy Award-winning ActressAlfre Woodard; Joan Jett, Christine Quinn, Katie Lee, Nanette, Lepore, Tate Donovan, Nina Arianda and other notable guests will also be in attendance.

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