Nominate The Next Reigning Spirit Of The Sazerac!

The Roosevelt New Orleans Honors Outstanding Women of New Orleans.

The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is seeking nominations for its second annual “Reigning Spirit of the Sazerac.” This award is given in honor of the women who stormed the Sazerac Bar in 1949 demanding equality, and a stiff drink, at a time when women were only allowed to be served at the bar on Mardi Gras day. To honor these women and continue their legacy, the hotel selects an annual Reigning Spirit. She is someone who challenges the status quo and works to influence positive change in her community. She is an exemplary woman, whose bravery and determination reflect what we celebrate about those great New Orleans ladies who stormed the Sazerac Bar decades ago.

You can submit nominations which will close on August 22, 2017.

The woman chosen as the Reigning Spirit of the Sazerac will receive a VIP table for four at this year’s event where she will be recognized for her achievements and contributions to the community. Additionally, she will serve as one of the judges for the event’s famous fashion show and lead the “Stormin” into the famous Sazerac Bar.

The Roosevelt's annual Stormin' of the Sazerac will be held on September 22, 2017. This event marks the occasion when women, normally admitted to the Sazerac Bar only on Mardi Gras Day, stormed the popular gathering place demanding equality.

The Roosevelt New Orleans is honored to have recognized the 2016’s Reigning Spirit, education activist Kira Orange Jones. Dedicating the last decade to Teach for America, Kira leads and supports executive directors across 15 regions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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