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2014 Women's History Month Heroes - KCET

Congratulations to our 2014 Local Heroes of the Year:

      Ann Reiss Lane
      Founder and Chair Emeritus
      Women Against Gun Violence

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Ann Reiss Lane, founder and chair emerita of Women Against Gun Violence (WAGV), an organization whose mission is to help reduce the gun homicide rate by not only empowering women as agents of social change, but by also supporting the family and friends of those affected. WAGV has seen the gun homicide rate in Los Angeles drop from more than 1,000 in 1993 to fewer than 300 in 2013. Ms. Reiss has a long career of public service, including 20 years as a member of former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley’s administration, 13 of which she served on the Board of Fire Commissioners. She is a member of the Advisory Board of L.A.’s BEST, Governing Board member of Community Partners, and chair emerita of Shelter Partnership.


      Leslye Borden
      Founder
      Handmade Especially for You

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Leslye Borden, founder of Handmade Especially for You, an organization that provides handmade “comfort” scarves to women who have suffered abuse. Ms. Borden manages a worldwide network of more than 600 volunteers, which coordinates the production, collection and distribution of the scarves . In addition to her work with the organization, she visits churches, retirement homes and senior centers to share yarn kits, enlist volunteers and provide scarf patterns for those who wish to work on their own. To date, more than 57,000 comfort scarves have been delivered to shelters and centers throughout Los Angeles County.


View KCET Womens' History Month Honorees for 2013

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