Virtual Campus ERA Day National Event- April 27,2020

The ERA Coalition and ERA-NC Alliance partners (including NC NOW) would like to invite you to the Fourth Annual Campus Equal Rights Amendment Day taking place on April 27, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 pm EST at Roosevelt House, Hunter College. Please join us virtually via Zoom. This program is designed to accommodate students all across the country. The event is organized by a cohort of students participating in the Grove Fellowship at Hunter College, led by Carol Jenkins and Bettina Hager, of the ERA Coalition. Students who wish to participate can fill out the Interest Form here. Feel free to forward and share with any students and teachers you know who may be interested. ERA Coalition will livestream this event to social media and will share those links the day of, if you would like to watch. Anyone can watch the event through the ERA Coalition facebook page. They will post the livestream on Apr 27.

See the poster at the end of the post for speakers. I love actress and activist Alyssa Milano. And Nevada State Senator, the Reverend Dr. Pat Spearman will knock your socks off, I swear. She may be the best speaker I know – every time I’ve seen her – which has been at national NOW conferences, and at different ERA events in NC.

There is a revitalized push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which would enshrine sex equality into the United States Constitution. The ERA would provide the effective legal recourse necessary for women and girls to fight economic inequality, workplace discrimination, violence against women, and other forms of discrimination. We aim to highlight the work being done and gain support from students all across the country.

The event will feature a screening of a short backgrounder video followed by an exciting panel of notable experts on the issue of gender equality and live Q&A with other campuses across the country. Attendees will learn more about the status of the amendment and what we are doing to ensure its passage.

The 2019 Campus ERA Day included a live-streamed panel discussion with Academy Award-winning actor and activist Patricia Arquette, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Nevada State Senator Dr. Patricia Spearman, and Virginia House Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy.

In 2020, we hope to have colleges join us from all 50 states, with a special focus on the unratified states. We will also be incorporating an action to pressure the Senate to pass SJ Res 6, the bill to remove the deadline from the 1972 ERA. The U.S. House passed the companion bill, HJ Res 79, in February.

Please feel free to email with any questions. We hope you’ll be able to join us on April 27, 2020!


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