Students may attend at half-price, $35
“Most reforms, most problems, are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.” - Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977)
On October 20, 1917, Alice Paul began a seven-month prison sentence in solidarity with the women's suffrage movement. Her crime?...
On October 20, 1917, Alice Paul began a seven-month prison sentence in solidarity with the women's suffrage movement. Her crime? Campaigning for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting denial of the right to vote on the basis of gender. Almost 100 years later, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton historically “shattered the glass ceiling” on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, when she accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination as their candidate for President of the United States.
While the progress that has been made over the past century is measurable, now, more than ever, it is important to look back on the vital roles that countless activists like Alice Paul played in realizing these liberties and moving the law forward, as well as the many challenges that still need to be overcome in truly achieving equality.
Join us as constitutional law comes alive for an important afternoon discussion on what it will take to advance the Equal Rights Amendment by the lawyers, activists, experts and legislators who have been in the trenches since the start of the effort - at the historic Alice Paul Institute (Paulsdale) in Mount Laurel Township. You will hear from prominent ERA voices as they examine the history and scholarly issues surrounding the ERA and talk about the strategy and politics of making it a reality.
Bettina HagerDC Director, ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality
Kris MyersProgram Director, Alice Paul Institute (Mt. Laurel)
Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt (District 6) Deputy Speaker
Roberta FrancisCo-Chair, ERA Task Force of the National Council of Women's Organizations
Michele Coleman MayesVice President, General Counsel and Secretary,New York Public Library; Chair, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Section
Jennifer HoldsworthNew Jersey State Director, Hillary for America
Jessica NeuwirthPresident and Director, ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality
Linda J. WhartonProfessor of Political Science, Former Managing Attorney, Women’s Law ProjectStockton University (Galloway)
A reception will be held at The Alice Paul Institute at the conclusion of the program.
The Alice Paul Institute educates the public about the life and work of Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977), and offers heritage and girls’ leadership development programs at Paulsdale, her home and a National Historic Landmark in Mt. Laurel. Alice Paul led the final fight to get women the vote and wrote the Equal Rights Amendment. We honor her legacy as a role model of leadership in the continuing quest for equality. As an attendee, you can enjoy a complimentary tour of the property and look through the new exhibit “Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality.” API staff will be on hand to talk about the Paulsdale property, the family that called it home, and its present day use as a girls’ leadership center and a national leader in adaptive reuse of historic sites.
New Jersey State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Foundation
NJSBA Women in the Profession Section
Burlington County Bar Association
Full Spectrum Legal
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP
New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
Parker McCay, P.A.
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Women Lawyers in Bergen County