Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
An on-going exhibit opening at the National Archives highlighting the relentless struggle of diverse activists throughout U.S. history to secure voting rights for all American women opened in June. https://museum.archives.gov/rightfully-hers
Connecticut Scavenger Hunt
In honor of the 19th Amendment Centennial, the Connecticut Bar Association will host a statewide, 11-month long scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will identify and highlight eleven different historical sites across the state related to the suffrage movement and the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Shall Not Be Denied
The Library of Congress’ 19th Amendment Exhibit, “Shall Not Be Denied,” is now open and running through September 2020. Both online and at the Library, the exhibit explores the history of the women who fought for suffrage and tells their collective story, which is one of courage, perseverance, savvy, and creativity. Read more https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/women-fight-for-the-vote/about-this-exhibition/
Women's Votes, Women's Voices: The 19th Amendment at 100
The Cardoza School of Law is hosting a yearlong programming series celebrating the 19th Amendment at 100. For more information visit https://cardozo.yu.edu/news/19at100 or contact Christine George ([email protected])
May 1, 2020
The 19th Amendment is the focus for Law Day 2020, allowing the ABA to lead national programming on the celebration and for state and local bar association and legal leaders to emphasize the Amendment’s legacy during their annual Law Day activities. National programs include an online panel discussion in partnership with the Law Library of Congress entitled Social Movement Changing America: The Legacies of the 19th Amendment. The program is open to the public and free . The ABA is pleased to highlight digital resources to help you conduct virtual programs to commemorate this important anniversary.
May 15, 2020
The Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia will host a program entitled "From the 19th Amendment to the Equal Rights Amendment: Where Are We Now?" This discuss features Miranda Franco, Founder and President, 131 & Counting; June Marshall, Senior Counsel and Women's Initiative Coordinator, Holland & Knight; Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women's Law Center; Michelle Kallen, Deputy Solicitor General, Commonwealth of Virginia; and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence - MI. More information can be found at the WBADC's online calendar.
June 24-26, 2020
The D.C. Bar is hosting a multi-day conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., bringing together local, national, and international legal minds to focus on important developments in the law and recognize the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment by which American women won the right to vote.
This momentous event includes CLE-approved sessions, networking opportunities, local area tours, and features impressive keynote speakers including renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and former United States Attorney General and current Covington partner, Eric H. Holder Jr.
You are invited to join experts from around the globe to examine the 19th Amendment’s historic milestone and what the next 100 years may bring for voting rights.
August 26, 2020
The Columbus (OH) Bar Association will present “One Hundred Years of the 19th Amendment: How it Happened and What Its Meant.” Viewed through the lens of history narrated by a noted voter-rights professor emeritus, a former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and an award winning author, this program will examine the history of the fight to win and retain the right to vote. For more information, visit www.cbalaw.org
The Complex and Courageous Campaign for Women's Suffrage and Parity in Our Democracy: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Join the ABA Judicial Division to commensurate the passing of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution with several panels, Q&A sessions and opportunities for bar members to interact with, and learn from, historians and authors such as Majorie Spruill (author of “Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics”), Tina Cassidy (author of “Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?”), as well as judges, military personnel, and scholars. CLE credit will be offered for attorneys barred in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and DC. Registration and website information to come.