Gender and Women's Studies

Phenomenal Woman Awards 2014

Cover of Phenomenal Woman Awards invitationThe Phenomenal Woman Awards event celebrates women who have made outstanding contributions to our community. It also allows the Gender & Women’s Studies Department to raise funds to sponsor special programming, support student and faculty research, and finance scholarships for Gender and Women's Studies students. In addition, these contributions support the CSUN Women’s Resource and Research Center, the oldest continuing Women’s Center within the California State University system.
This year, at the 11th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Awards, we are pleased to honor women who have made extraordinary contributions to our community through their scholarship, activism, and commitment to excellence. Awardees for 2014 include Iranian-American writer and human rights activist Parvaneh Bahar, Academy and Emmy Award winning director Freida Lee Mock, civil rights activist and teacher Dorothy Wood Lawson, and scholar and community activist Michelle Rehaja.
  • When: November 22, 2014 from 4pm-7pm
  • Where: USU, Grand Salon, California State University, Northridge

Parvaneh Bahar

Iranian American Writer and Human Rights Activist

Freida Lee Mock

Emmy Award winning director 

Dorothy Wood Lawson

Civil rights activist and teacher

Michelle Rehaja

Scholar and community activist