CHARLOTTESVILLE NOW: International Women’s Day

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

Envision Equality Round Table Featuring Anita Hill

Join the Global Center for Gender Equality at Stanford,, the ERA Coalition and Maverick Collective on December 7th for a virtual discussion with renowned women’s rights advocate and legal scholar Anita Hill. In conversation with journalist Marianne Schnall, Anita will speak about the timely themes in her new book, as well as what it will take to truly envision a gender just future.

Gendered Citizenship: The Original ERA Conflict and the ERA Today

Join historian Rebecca DeWolf’s book talk on her new book Gendered Citizenship: The Original ERA Conflict and the ERA Today. Mark your calendar for October 21st 8-9:30 p.m. ET. She’ll be talking about the original ERA conflict and its significance for the ERA’s current status.

No registration required. Use the Zoom link to join on October 21.

Latina Equal Pay Day Virtual Summit

Welcome: Mónica Ramírez, Justice for Migrant Women and Shannon Williams, Equal Pay Today!

Jessica Herrera Flanigan, Twitter

Spoken Word: Ana Castillo, Ph.D., Poet

The Latina Pay Equity Gap: Veronica Segovia Bedon, AARP

What Companies Need to Do to Build Back Better for Latinas: Daisy Dominguez, VICE

Power of Latinas to Lead and Push for Change: Valeria Treves, U.S. Department of Labor

Analilia Mejia, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor

Musical Performances: Karina Daza and Mariachi Las Coronelas…and more!

Vote Equality US Midwest Tour

Beginning August 15th, the Notorious RVG will head to Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and North Dakota to support Midwest equality warriors.

Like our last tour, this one includes virtual programming and physical stops in: retail areas with strong foot traffic, undergraduate campuses and law schools, community events (parades / fairs / etc.), and corporate HQs upon request.

NOTE: Given the nature of RVs, a pandemic, and the weather all listed stops are subject to change. Check back regularly and follow us on social media (@VoteEqualityUS) for the latest updates.

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Join the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality for a discussion on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day with a few of our partners and leaders in the field!

Make sure you register in advance of the event on Zoom to receive the join link. Brought to you in part with funding from the Harnisch Foundation.