Women’s Museum to induct six new Hall of Famers on March 12

Donna Frye, former councilwoman from the 6th District, will be honored with the 2011 Spirit of the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame award during an induction ceremony and dinner at San Diego State’s Alumni Hall at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

Donna Fry

Chosen for her passionate community and environmental leadership, Frye has been an advocate for women’s rights and a supporter of the Women’s Museum for many years. She will join five other San Diego women in receiving acknowledgement of their contributions to the community. The induction ceremony is open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling the museum at (619) 233‐7063 or visiting WomensHallofFameSD.org

This year’s inductees:

Martha Longenecker

Martha W. Longenecker of La Jolla is a cultural guardian best known as the founder of the San Diego Mingei International Museum, a non-profit, public foundation dedicated to furthering understanding of art from all cultures of the world.

Margaret “Midge” Costanza (1932-2010) was a trailblazer in every sense of the word. Costanza was the first woman to be appointed as assistant to the President of the United States, aiding Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1979. Her causes included civil and human rights, curbing world hunger, and supporting the arts and humanities. Costanza passed away in March 2010.

Midge Costanza

Judy Forman of South Park is a community activist and supporter of women’s issues for decades. As owner/operator of the “Big Kitchen Café,” she opens her home, her business and her heart to making change in women’s lives.

Rita Sanchez of Normal Heights taught the first Chicana course at Stanford University as a graduate student. The product of that class was a Journal of Women’s Writings published that same year.  Sanchez was the first woman to be hired as a full-time tenured track faculty member in the Mexican American Studies Department.

Judy Forman

Clara Harris of Lemon Grove is best known for her work improving the lives of women, promoting fair housing and speaking out against discrimination in educational institutions where race and gender can create disparities.

Rita Sanchez

Clara Harris

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