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ERA in the 21st Century: Where Have We Come From, and Where Will We Go?

November 16, 2013
12:00 AM
Location: Law School
  • Open to the Public
  • Registration Required
  • Cost: Yes

The Equal Rights Amendment, which states “Equality of rights under law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex,” was first introduced in Congress in 1923 but still has not been ratified into the U.S. Constitution. In this conference, the speakers will explore the past, present and future implications of the ERA’s absence from the Constitution and discuss how its legacy positions the amendment in the popular, social, political, and legal consciousness of the 21st century. Featured speakers include Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women; Amy Richards, feminist activist, writer and organizer; Jennifer Baumgardner, feminist writer, activist and filmmaker; and Ellie Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Full schedule and registration details available at http://www.rwu.edu/go/era/