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HYDE PARK, N.Y. — Chelsea Clinton will be among this year's five recipients of the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal, and her famous mother will be on hand to present the honor.
The medals will be bestowed during a ceremony starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, 106 Val-Kill Park Road, Hyde Park.
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The medal recipients are chosen by The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, a nonprofit educational organization that pays tribute to the legacy of “The First Lady of the World.” Clinton will receive her medal from her mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Hillary Clinton — a former first lady, U.S. senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate — was a Val-Kill Medal recipient in 1995.
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Besides Chelsea Clinton, this year's medal recipients will be author and global journalist Zainab Salbi; Hyde Park residents and philanthropists John and Gloria Golden; and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Crusies who was described in the medal announcement as a “gender equity champion.
The announcement said the five recipients are "change markers" who are being honored “for their unfailing dedication to promoting human rights and to challenging injustice."
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