August 21, 2020

The 19th Amendment’s Centennial and the Ongoing Fight for Women’s Equality

This event was live-streamed on August 27, 2020, at 7:30 PM ET.

One hundred years after ratification of the 19th Amendment, women are still striving for equality before the law. Advocates and activists continue to push for equitable wages, reproductive freedom, childcare, opportunity for education and employment, and full access to the vote. The ERA, introduced to address many of these issues, has now been ratified by 38 states and faces legal challenges ahead. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn new attention to gender inequalities, as women continue to shoulder the burden of childcare without public support. Join the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion of the movements for women's equality in celebration of the 19th Amendment's centennial.

Welcome Remarks:

Russ Feingold, ACS President


Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, New York University Law School, Moderator

The Honorable Jennifer McClellan, Virginia State Senator

Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Julie Suk, Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School and Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies, City University of New York (CUNY)

The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1 hour of California MCLE credit.

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