Mavis Leno
American activist
Mavis Leno
Mavis Elizabeth Nicholson Leno is an American philanthropist, feminist and the wife of talk show host Jay Leno. They have been married since 1980 and have no children. A leading feminist in California, as well as in the United States and internationally, she keeps a low profile in comparison to her husband, choosing instead to work behind the scenes of the non-profit, politically-charged groups she supports and runs.
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Politico sees some sort of political statement in my comments about Jay Leno? Since when are good manners and respect some sort of political statement?
Fox News - almost 4 years
This (below ) is a strange headline on Politico. Suggesting by the headline that my comments on GretaWire yesterday (in red below) are some sort of political statement or conservative agenda  is odd.   Frankly….I thought I was just blogging about old fashion decency and good manners – is that political?   If you note, I didn’t take a side in the dispute (that is what I wrote) between NBC and Leno but noted that I thought it could be handled better — that Jay Leno be treated with respect.   Building a new set 3000 miles away  in New York and letting rumors fly about a long term successful employee is tacky and rude.  Don’t you?  Does Jay Leno deserve that?   I don’t think so.  It could be handled better – that is what I wrote.  That is not politics.  That is decency. But what I don’t understand is Politico reading a political message in my blogged comments or even going so far as to ask if Jay Leno is the conservative hero.  I think it is weird. Politico didn’t expressly say my ...
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Peggy Kelsey: Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women and the Surprising Things I Learned From Them
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Around the first anniversary of 9/11, the U.S. media portrayed Afghan women exclusively as traumatized, sad, helpless-looking victims, asking for support to relieve their suffering. In October of 2002, I was privileged to meet 14 Afghan women who were in Austin, Texas on a State Department tour. I found them to be very different from the media images. As a photographer who had lived in the Middle East, with connections in Afghanistan, I saw that I could provide a more complete picture of their lives. So I created The Afghan Women's Project and traveled to Afghanistan nine months later, with no idea where my photographs and interviews would lead. Among the surprising Afghan women I met, were: Najia, who became assertive at a very young age. There were no men in her family to go to the market, so she did the family shopping. She had to stand up for herself so she would not be cheated. Siebewal described the horrors she endured during the civil war and surpri ...
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Get Out: Jay Leno at MGM, the Brooklyn Fair, and the Crucible at Hartford Stage - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Leno and his wife, Mavis Leno, have been married for three decades with no children. The couple works aggressively to combat gender apartheid in Afghanistan. Leno owns about 100 cars and 90 motorcycles and writes for his Web site, Jay Leno's Garage,
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Lenos Host Event Honoring Extraordinary Women - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Jay and Mavis Leno co-hosted the seventh annual Eleanor Roosevelt Awards for Global Women's Rights Tuesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Tom Fauquher Mavis and Jay Leno hosted an event Tuesday night in Beverly
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - over 14 years
No Politicking, No Lunch Two of the top three elected officials in New York State headed to a power-lunch place in the middle of the day yesterday, though their lunch dates were with other people. GOV. GEORGE E. PATAKI was at lunch with ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON IV, the owner of the New York Jets, and CHARLES A. GARGANO, the chairman of the Empire State
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - over 15 years
Prime Time for a Change First PAULA ZAHN, then FRANK SESNO, now another departure from CNN. BOBBIE BATTISTA, who joined CNN's Headline News channel when it started in 1981 and eventually became an anchor and talk-show host on CNN itself, will sign off for good tomorrow. ''I'm ready for a change, both professionally and personally,'' she said, ''and
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Paid Notice: Deaths SELIGMAN, PETER
NYTimes - over 16 years
SELIGMAN-Peter. We mourn with profound sorrow the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Partner, colleague and friend. Peter was a gifted and deeply committed professional whose outstanding skills and brilliant instincts served his clients with unparalleled excellence. Peter's extraordinary generosity and support, uncommon decency and superb
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Corrections
NYTimes - over 16 years
An article last Saturday about Hillary Rodham Clinton's appearance on NBC's ''Tonight'' show gave an incorrect first name in some copies for Jay Leno's wife, who sat in the audience with Chelsea Clinton. She is Mavis Leno, not Avis.
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First Lady Goes on Campaign Swing, to California
NYTimes - over 16 years
Hillary Rodham Clinton brought her campaign for the Senate to the hills of Los Angeles this evening, starting three days of California campaigning with an appearance on the ''Tonight'' show with Jay Leno, a way-out-of-town swing that will end with a prime-time speech to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles Monday evening. For nearly 20
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Hey, Like They're on a Mission for The U.N.
NYTimes - over 18 years
THIS is a tale of two news conferences on the same day last week concerning the same organization, the United Nations Population Fund. At one, in Washington, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney complained that the House Republican leadership had erased the Clinton Administration's $20 million budget request for the fund. To the two television news
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In America; A War on Women
NYTimes - over 18 years
Jay Leno does not see himself as a political or human rights activist. And his wife, Mavis, generally has, as she describes it, ''less than no interest'' in drawing public attention to herself. But they both feel strongly that the world is not paying enough attention to the catastrophe that has fallen upon the women of Afghanistan. In a telephone
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mavis Leno
    FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 52
    In 1999, she and her husband, Jay Leno, donated $100,000 to the organization, to further the cause of educating the public about the plight of Afghan women under the Taliban.
    More Details Hide Details The organization successfully protested the construction of an oil pipeline through Afghanistan, which could potentially have brought in billions of dollars to the Taliban. According to Melissa Rossi, Mavis Leno was a driving force in changing the opinion of U.S. President Bill Clinton and the executives of the now defunct oil company Unocal Corporation concerning the Taliban, after Leno had shed light on the group's heinous treatment of women.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on September 5, 1946.
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