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Even better, she will appear on stage with human feminist radical Gloria Steinem.

Via Elizabeth A. Sackler Center press release:

Miss Piggy, ultimate diva and star of stage and screen, who has inspired generations throughout the world, will receive her very first award at the annual Sackler Center First Awards at the Brooklyn Museum. Kermit the Frog, who has received numerous awards and accolades in his lifetime, will be in the audience to witness this great honor. The awards ceremony and reception will take place at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, June 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

A private reception will be followed by the award presentation to Miss Piggy by Elizabeth Sackler. Miss Piggy, who was recently called “The Gloria Steinem of the Muppet world” by the Daily Beast, will give a brief acceptance speech, followed by a 20-minute video retrospective of her career, after which she will take the stage with Ms. Steinem, who has been on hand for the Sackler Center First Awards since its 2012 launch.

The Muppets Studio will be sponsoring several groups attending this special event including children and their families from Ronald McDonald House New York, a temporary home-away-from-home for families battling pediatric cancer; Brooklyn-based Girl Scout Troops 2081 and 2158; Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity; and artists from Groundswell, a community mural project.

The annual Sackler Center First Awards celebrates women who have broken gender barriers and made remarkable contributions in their fields. The 2015 award will be presented to Miss Piggy by Brooklyn Museum Board Chair and founder of the awards, Elizabeth A. Sackler. The awards were inaugurated in 2012, honoring fifteen women in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, to focus on and celebrate the outstanding contributions of women in diverse fields.

HT: Tammy Bruce

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