Miss Piggy receives feminist award

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The Sackler Center For Feminist Art Is Presenting Miss Piggy With An Award

On June 4, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art will award Miss Piggy with the feminist award. The Sackler Center initially established this award ceremony in 2012, and they have been holding the award ceremony annually ever since. The ceremony focuses on honoring women who have served as trailblazers and change makers in their respective industries.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Brooklyn Museum, and the reception will feature a conversation between Miss Piggy and feminist icon, Gloria Steinem. Miss Piggy will join a strong list of women, with honorees such as Toni Morrison and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Elizabeth Sackler, the founder and presenter of the awards said that Miss Piggy was the embodiment of "spirit, determination, and grit." Sackler then went on to say that she chose Miss Piggy for the award because she feels that Miss Piggy has taught millions of people valuable lessons.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Miss Piggy and Kermit arrive for the premiere of Disney's 'Muppets Most Wanted' at the El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy attend the VIP screening of 'The Muppets Most Wanted' at The Curzon Mayfair on March 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Actor Ricky Gervais, with Constantine, (L), Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog pose at the premiere of Disney's 'Muppets Most Wanted' at the El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
The Muppet Miss Piggy stands with 20 newly donated Jim Henson puppets and props on the anniversary of his birthday during an event at the Smithsonian National American History Museum in Washington, DC, September 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (R) speaks with Muppet character Miss Piggy during the Museum of the Moving Image and the Jim Henson Legacy collaboration press conference at the Museum of the Moving Image on May 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Miss Piggy attends the Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures' 'The Muppets' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Presenters Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy speak onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Miss Piggy arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'The Muppets' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 19: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy onstage at the 2006 TV Land Awards at the Barker Hangar on March 19, 2006 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Miss Piggy arrives at the premiere of The Muppets at El Capitan Theater, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Los Angeles. The Muppets opens in theaters Nov. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
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