Drake alumna to receive Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women will award the Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice to United States Magistrate Judge Celeste Bremer, GR'02, at the annual Women’s Equality Day event at 10 a.m. on August 23, 2014 at the State of Iowa Historical Building, followed by a luncheon at the Embassy Suites hotel.

Judge Bremer joins an impressive list of Wilson Medal honorees that includes many familiar names and faces of men and women who have worked to support Iowa’s founding principles of equality and justice. For the complete list, follow this link.

Cristine Swanson Wilson was an Iowa pioneer, educated at Grinnell College, who taught school in New York before returning to Iowa. She was a tireless advocate who pushed for the establishment of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women in 1972, and was a founding member of the Iowa Women’s Political Caucus and the first woman to chair the Polk County Republican platform committee.

The Cristine Wilson Medal was established in 1982 to honor Iowans whose life and work illustrate their service and dedication to equality and justice.

Congratulations to Judge Bremer for this well-deserved recognition!

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