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29 August 2017
UNA-NCA Says Goodbye to Writer and Human Rights Activist Page Wilson

UNA-NCA Says Goodbye to Writer and Human Rights Activist Page Wilson

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We are deeply saddened to learn of Page Wilson's passing at age 99. Since her involvement with UNA-NCA in the 1990s, we shared many wonderful memories and experienced firsthand her deep commitment to human rights, women’s equity, children, and the environment. These were just some of the many ways that Page engaged with UNA-NCA’s education and advocacy activities. 

We especially recall the love for her mentee Perdita Huston. After Perdita’s death in 2001 to ovarian cancer, Page joined an effort to raise funds for an annual $10,000 cash award. These awards were given to outstanding advocates for women's rights from developing countries, whose lives reflected Perdita’s values. Page also lead UNA-NCA's Sustainable Development Committee. Under her leadership, she organized an important event at American University with climate change lead scientist, Dr. James Hansen. 

Page served several years on UNA-NCA's Board of Directors and later in its Advisory Council, and was a generous supporter. UNA-NCA recognized her dedication and commitment by granting her the Evelyn Falkowski Volunteer Service Award. 

We will miss Page’s easy wit and loving attention to the people and issues that were so important to her. There will be a memorial to celebrate her life later in the fall. Contributions in Page's honor can be made to United Nations Association of the National Capital Area or for a scholarship in her name to the Clarke Law School.

 

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