The Scarsdale Women’s Club
37 Drake Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Cocktails ~ 6:30 PM
Program and Dinner ~ 7:30 PM


  • Elahé Sharifpour Hicks, Esq. is a leading Iranian-American human rights activist who has developed a unique training program for Iranian lawyers to use U.N. human rights mechanisms in their legal practices in Iran. To date, 18 lawyers have benefited from this training, and have passed on their expertise to hundreds of colleagues practicing in human rights fields in Iran. Elahé’s extensive career includes working with organizations such as Human Rights Watch and the United Nations and being a commentator for Voice of America television and Radio Free Europe.
  • Bill Ryan has retired from public service after serving the people of New York for over thirty years. He was elected to the Board of Legislators in 1997 and went on to serve as Chairman. Before that, Bill was elected to the State Assembly. Bill has always been a staunch outspoken advocate for women’s reproductive rights. He stood strongly in support of the Clinic Access Legislation, knowing it would protect women at reproductive health centers. Bill also worked with the Legislature to enable Choice Matters to educate the public about emergency contraception.
  • Neil Hicks, Esq. is the International Policy Advisor at Human Rights First, where he advises on a wide variety of international human rights issues and identifies and conducts advocacy on issues related to advancing human rights around the world. As a policy expert within the Egypt Working Group, his knowledge of the Arab Spring and women’s rights in the Muslim world provides a framework for insightful discussion of the reproductive, legal and cultural issues impacting women everywhere.

Please Join Us in Support of Choice
by Honoring our Unsung Heroes


Elahé Sharifpour-Hicks, Esq.

Honorable Bill Ryan


Featured Speaker

Neil Hicks, Esq.

International Policy Advisor, Human Rights First

Special Guest

Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State Attorney General

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Scarsdale Women’s Club
37 Drake Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Cocktails ~ 6:30 PM
Program and Dinner ~ 7:30 PM

Honorary Chairpersons

Congressman Eliot Engel | Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Host Committee

In Formation
Shari Gordon, Esq., Host Committee Chair
Elyse & Josh Arnow, Madeleine & David Arnow, Susan Bauman, Suzanne Berger, Esq., Hon. George Latimer, Arnold Lindhart,
Jane Orans, Hon. Steve Otis, Hon. Amy Paulin, Rachelle “Rocky” Richard, Renata Schwebel, Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Seating is limited.
For more information or to RSVP
Please call (914) 946-5363
Choice Matters, PO Box 1175, White Plains, New York 10602

Space is limited, so please RSVP by June 15th.
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