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New MAKERS: Pioneers in Law, Media Literacy, Organic Food

Jun 13, 2012

The initiative continues to grow its video library of first-person stories from women who are firsts in their fields, visionary role models and frontline activists who sparked historic change for women. This week's newcomers: Roe v. Wade attorney Sarah Weddington, media educator Jean Kilbourne and influential chef Alice Waters.

Sarah Weddington stepped into the national spotlight when she successfully argued landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade at the age of 26. After her victory, Weddington was elected three times into the Texas House of Representatives, where she passed legislation focusing on health, women's rights, anti-discrimination, and early education.

Jean Kilbourne, a feminist author, speaker and filmmaker, is internationally recognized for her critical studies of the image of women in advertising. She's credited with introducing media literacy programs as a method to counteract problems resulting from mass media advertising campaigns.

Alice Waters is an American chef, activist and author whose Chez Panisse restaurant is consistently ranked among the world's 50 best. It's famous for organic, locally grown ingredients and for pioneering California cuisine.

Learn more about Alice by watching this video: