Yesterday The City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board celebrated Women’s Equality Day with a preview and unveiling event of a U .S. Postal Service special pictorial postmark featuring Helen Reddy.
Both Reddy and the postmark's designer Nicolosi were in attendance to receive proclamations from the City, and West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land officially declared August 26 Helen Reddy Day in West Hollywood.
The Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) was created on December 7, 1992, and advises the City Council on policies and issues pertaining to women, advocates on behalf of women's rights, and provides programming addressing women's concerns.
Iconic singer and actress Helen Reddy’s song “I Am Woman” was her first number one record. The song won the Best Pop Vocal Performance Female GRAMMY in 1972, and remains a powerful feminist movement anthem. In addition to splitting her time between touring, film and television work, Reddy is also active in community affairs, and has served as Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the State of California.
“I am thrilled to be celebrating Women’s Equality Day in the City of West Hollywood and to honor Helen Reddy,” said West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land. "Her iconic hit ‘I Am Woman’ was a feminist anthem during a critical time in the women’s movement. It is going to be a very special celebration with our Women’s Advisory Board,”