April 17, 2019
Have you ever met a legend? Well, we have one in our midst. Former BPW President, Rosemary Metrailer won that title for her brilliant advocacy work. She was the first recipient of the Legends in Courage and is the subject of a documentary film about her work on behalf of the LGBT community. We will show and talk about that film at our April 17th meeting .
Through the 1980s and ’90s, Rosy was a partner in a pioneering, all-female Sacramento law firm that fought for women’s and gay rights and against job discrimination and sexual harassment. She won a high-profile case holding the Rev. Jerry Falwell accountable for making homophobic statements and fought successfully to make McClellan Air Force Base give its female civilian employees raises and promotions on par with its male employees.
Rosy went to Wellesley College and made friends with a younger classmate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom she has kept up with through the years.
“I’ve never been one to toot my own horn,” said Metrailer. “It’s embarrassing. But it’s important for people to see what it took to get where we are today. We have same-sex marriage today and protections for workers. That didn’t just happen overnight.”
What an opportunity for us to see and hear a real life legend who has made a tremendous difference for justice in our country.
Gold Country Conference Center
1012 Sutton Way
Newcomers and Guests are always Welcome!
Social/networking hour begins at 5:30, dinner at 6pm
$22.50 per person
DEADLINE: April 14, 2018, 5:00pm
A pre-paid reservation is required for members and guests with form below by the deadline.
We are still taking ‘program only’ reservations but not for dinner reservations.
Wine will be available for purchase by the glass.
Vegetarian meals will be provided as requested.
When you RSVP, please denote whether you prefer a
vegetarian meal in the “Comments” section.
For more information please contact Phyllis Orzalli
Social/Networking 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6 p.m.
$22.50 per person for dinner/$5 for Program Only
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