Author and Soror Toni Morrison will be honored April 12 for her contributions to literature and the arts and her commitment to advancing, supporting and promoting women. Morrison will receive the Beacon Award from the University of Pennsylvania’s Trustees’ Council on Penn Women in 4:30 p.m. ceremonies in the Harrison Auditorium of the Penn Museum. Penn President Amy Gutmann will make the presentation, and Penn students from Kelly Writers House and Platt Student Performing Arts House will read from Morrison’s works.
The Beacon Award is presented to highlight Penn’s commitment to women’s issues and recognizes outstanding leaders who have demonstrated this same commitment. Morrison will be the 11th recipient. Past Beacon awardees include U.S. Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Third Circuit Court Judge Marjorie O. Rendell.
Read the official press release.
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