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Not Your Mama’s ERA: The Future of Constitutional Gender Equity
May 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
#NotYourMamasERA is hosted by the Advocacy Committee of the Young Women’s Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women is free and open to the public but registration is requested. Please register in advance at: https://www.cfw.org/
With the increased attention to women’s rights activism spurred by the Women’s Marches, #MeToo, and #TimesUp movements, there has been a renewed focus on galvanizing support for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a constitutional amendment that would enshrine gender equality at the federal level. It has recently been ratified in Nevada, and now is the time to pass it in Illinois.
The ERA was first introduced nearly a century ago; and while the language is largely the same, in many ways our social and political landscapes have shifted. Learn more about on-the-ground efforts to pass this amendment in Illinois and what its passage would mean for women and gender equity from our panel of feminist activists, community organizers, and legal experts.
We will be screening the documentary Legalize Equality and hearing from speakers from the ACLU, ERA Illinois, and Healing to Action. Come learn more about the ERA and how you can be part of this groundbreaking and historic moment for gender equity.