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Time: September 19, 2012 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Location: Adanti Student Center Ballroom, SCSU campus (corner of Fitch and Crescent streets)
Street: 501 Crescent St.
City/Town: New Haven
Website or Map: https://www.southernct.edu/ev…
Phone: (203) 392-6133
Event Type: symposium
Organized By: Women's Studies Program
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2012
The Women’s Studies Program at Southern Connecticut State University will hold an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Symposium on Sept. 19. Presenters will be: Cathy Murphy, representing Connecticut Rep. Chris Murphy; Attorney Burton Weinstein, who represented the plaintiff in Thurman v. Torrington; State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield; Attorney Natalie Holder-Winfield, president of Diversity Quest; and Teresa Younger, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro will deliver the introduction.
The ERA states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” While many believe that women residing in the United States now have equal rights, millions of women are subjected to domestic violence every year. The ERA is an amendment that speaks to those who have the power and authority to make change where change is desperately needed, while simultaneously protecting women from acts of violence that are routinely ignored and overlooked by officials.
The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Adanti Student Center Ballroom from 5-7:30 p.m. It is part of the university’s observation of Constitution Day. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A and the opportunity for members of the audience to share their views. For more information, call (203) 392-6133.