With recent votes to ratify in Nevada and Illinois, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is back in the public consciousness. In this positive new era for the ERA, women of color are leading the momentum as elected officials and advocates. Hear about the on-the-ground experiences of black and Latina women who have brought the movement to its current threshold, including Pat Spearman, Nevada state senator; Jennifer McClellan, Virginia state senator; Carla Cunningham, North Carolina state representative; Hala Ayala, Virginia delegate; and others. Moderated by Carol Robles-Román, co-president and CEO of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equality. Learn more from these women leaders about how they are shaping the future of politics and democracy in America.
Presented with the ERA Coalition.
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NEW SERIES! The Promise and Perils of Democracy
Democracy is under threat. Around the world, we see the rise of anti-democratic movements, leaders, and policies. To address this crisis and explore possible solutions, The Graduate Center will dedicate two years of public programming and scholarship to understanding the present state and future of democracy. This fall, we present several events in this timely new series.