CHARLOTTESVILLE NOW: International Women’s Day

Virtual event- from your home

On International’s Women’s Day, powerhouse presenters Kolieka Seigle, DemocraShe and Jan Strout, Montana NOW and Bozeman Cities for CEDAW Initiative, are “Bringing Global Feminism Home,” revealing the intersection of domestic policy and international policy on women’s human rights worldwide. They’ll cover such topics as advancing reproductive justice (global gag rule), constitutional equality, ending gender-based and all forms of violence against women, and U.S. and global feminist foreign policy. And they’ll answer the question, “what the heck is CEDAW?” (Hint: UN women’s human rights treaty barring all forms of discrimination against women, ratified by nearly all the world’s countries, but not the U.S.!)

Also presenting will be Prasidha Padmanabhan, a student who founded and leads Women for Education, Advocacy and Rights (WEAR), an organization created to combat sexism and fight for women's rights, and convinced her large Virginia school system to include more women’s history, especially women of color’s history, in the curriculum

Free

Town Hall: Gender-Based Gun Violence

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PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE >> Join the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women's Equality for a virtual discussion on gun violence and how it affects women and nonbinary people.

What can we do to stop the killing of women and nonbinary people? How could the ERA support legislation to protect vulnerable or targeted communities from gun violence?

Town hall brought to you with support from the Harnisch Foundation.

Free

Jamia Wilson and V (formerly Eve Ensler) April 25th Roundtable

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Building on the success of our inaugural/launch event with Anita Hill in December, Envision Equality is excited to continue the conversation around visions of a gender-just future and is honored to host inspiring activists V (formerly Eve Ensler), Tony award-winning playwright, author and founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising, and Jamia Wilson, award-winning author, social impact strategist, and Executive Editor of Random House, for our next free virtual event. V and Jamia will join journalist Marianne Schnall in a dynamic virtual fireside chat about what a truly inclusive and equitable world looks like and the actions we can take to achieve it, as well as cover a broad range of issues from ending gender based violence, intersectionality, the future of feminism, the role of art and media in changing culture and activism and more.

Free

Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX and the Pursuit of Equality for All

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Join the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women's Equality for our virtual town hall series, supported by the Harnisch Foundation. This month's sex equality discussion is focused on Title IX, and the impact, intent, and future of this landmark legislation.

Speakers include:

Kenyora Parham, Executive Director, End Rape on Campus
Ria Tabacco Mar, Director, Women’s Rights Project, ACLU
Neena Chaudhry, Vice President and General Counsel, National Women's Law Center

Free

To Live Free from Fear: Confronting Violence Against Women as People of Faith

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Join Justice Revival, a leading Christian voice for human rights, on October 27th at noon Eastern as we take on the most ubiquitous human rights crisis in the world: violence against women. You’ll hear from leading experts about a crisis of injustice that claims four lives each day but rarely makes headlines in this country. Experts include:

• Dr. Indira M. Henard, DSW MSW, Executive Director of the DC Rape Crisis Center
• Prof. Francisco Rivera Juaristi, Professor and Director, International Human Rights Clinic at Santa Clara Law
• Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, Founder of the FaithTrust Institute

Learn how you can stand in solidarity with survivors by calling for laws and policies that respect their dignity and protect their lives. You can play a part in ending the violence and demanding accountability and change.

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ERA 101 Town Hall

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Join the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women's Equality for our next virtual town hall discussion in our town hall series, supported by the Harnisch Foundation.

We'll be joined by experts in the field to discuss the basics of the Equal Rights Amendment, including what it is, why we need it, what it can do once it's implemented, and more.

Unsure of why the ERA matters today? Join us for this enlightening discussion with:

Michele Goodwin, Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Irvine
Julie Suk, Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law
Jennifer Carroll Foy, former Virginia State Delegate
Bettina Hager, DC Director at the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality

Free

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

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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.

Free

The Equal Rights Amendment: A Century in the Making

Wilmette Public Library 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

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.

Free

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

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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

Fashion fundraiser for the Fund for Women’s Equality

KZ_K Studio 35 Great Jones St, 4th Floor, New York, NY

In the heart of New York’s Fashion Week, KZ_K Studio joins the ERA Coalition to bring together leaders in the fashion industry with leaders of the Equal Rights Amendment movement to expand awareness and mobilize for equality through connection and collaboration.

$200

Join Fund for Women’s Equality at Georgia ERA Day

Six Feet Under 437 Memorial Dr SE Suite #1A, Atlanta, GA

Join Triana Arnold-James, President Georgia National Organization for Women; ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality President Zakiya Thomas; and Jordan Brown with the Movement Voter Project on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. ET. at Six Feet Under in Atlanta.

You'll learn more about the 2024 landscape, what’s at stake this election, and why gender equality impacts everyone. 

Donations encouraged but not required.

Champions of Equality: Self-Emancipators: Liberated Black Women

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Join Alice Paul Institute and Lawnside Historical Society for a virtual presentation that will explore Black women in history who have liberated themselves and others, told through vignettes of Ona Judge, Hetty Reckless, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and more.

Free