Latest Past Events

Forward Together, Backward Never! The History and Future of the Equal Rights Amendment

Virtual event- from your home

Alice Paul Institute will be hosting a full-day event in March in honor of the centennial of the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment. In partnership with the New Jersey State Bar Association, SPI is excited to present Forward Together, Backward Never! The History and Future of the ERA. This full day conference-style program will feature 4 panels about different aspects of the Equal Rights Amendment in New Jersey and across the country.

Virtual and in-person options are available!

$40 – $80

The Equal Rights Amendment: A Century in the Making

Wilmette Public Library 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette

Celebrate Women's History Month with an update on the status of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Join us as local attorney and legal scholar Michele Thorne discusses the history and future of the Equal Rights Amendment, the proposed amendment to the constitution that guarantees equal rights for women. The ERA has an interesting and complicated past and still faces a number of legal and political hurdles in order to become part of our constitution. Michele Thorne will break down the saga of the ERA fight and shed light on the important work being done by supporters and activists like herself to cement its legacy.  Opening remarks will be made by Swathi Mothkur, Human Relations Commissioner with the Village of Wilmette.

This program is in partnership with The League of Women Voters of Wilmette and the Village of Wilmette Human Relations Commission.


The Equal Rights Amendment Factor: Reproductive Rights, Justice and Health

Virtual event- from your home

Join the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality explores the connection between the Equal Rights Amendment and human right to personal bodily autonomy, reproductive rights, and the right to parent children in safe and sustainable communities, including access to health care for pregnant and newly parenting persons.

We’ll be joined in conversation by Leila Abolfazli, David Cohen, and Marcela Howell, with special remarks from Rep. Judy Chu.