Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

WWIG gala features Notorious RBG authors

WWIG logo Two Color Horizontal 512pxWisconsin Women in Government’s first virtual Scholarship and Recognition Gala will feature Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, authors of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The April 14 gala begins at 5:30 p.m. CT., and tickets are available online

Each year, Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) awards scholarships to young women to attend Badger Girls State and to women pursuing government-related undergraduate and post-graduate study at any institution of higher education in the state.

Since 2001, the La Follette School has collaborated with WWIG to provide high-impact leadership training for women who work in local, state, or federal government or who interact with the government through nonprofit or private-sector employment. The La Follette School and WWIG received a Community-University Partnership Award in 2018 for their combined efforts on the leadership training. During the gala, Bridget Carr Pirsch, who recently retired from the La Follette School, will be recognized for her work with the leadership training program. 

Carmon is a New York magazine senior correspondent and on-air CNN contributor who reports and comments on gender, politics, and the law. Knizhnik is a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York City’s Criminal Defense Practice and former legal fellow at the ACLU of the District of Columbia. Carmon and Knizhnik were featured in the award-winning and Oscar-nominated 2018 documentary RBG.