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September 12 Thursday

The Promise of Women’s Enfranchisement: The 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution, 1920‐2020

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:10PM - 2:00PM
  • SLB Room 120
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Description

A lunchtime panel, beginning at 12:10 in room 120 at the Law School, and entitled “The Promise of Women’s Enfranchisement: The 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution, 1920-2020,” will consider how women’s quest for voice changed the shape of our political and constitutional understandings, and the unequal forms of membership that persist. As is familiar, generations of Americans fought over the right to vote. What inequalities did the Nineteenth Amendment ameliorate or legitimate?  How might we remember, interpret, and enforce this Amendment? 

The speakers are Fatima Goss Graves ’01, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center; Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, Harvard University; and Tomiko Brown-Nagin ’97, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, and the Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School.

The event will be moderated by Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, and Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law.  

Lunch will be provided at the 12:10 panel. Because seating will be limited, advance registration is required at https://rsvp.law.yale.edu

Sponsoring Organization(s)

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights

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