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Striving for Equality: The Battle to Put Women in the U.S. Constitution

March 17 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am MDT

Attorney and author Kate Kelly will discuss the century-long battle to get women, and all marginalized genders, protected under the Constitution and the incredible women and queer people who have been fighting all along the way. She will introduce us to incredible women like Patsy Mink, the first woman of color ever elected to Congress, and other advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment like Pauli Murray, Barbara Jordan and Senator Pat Spearman. Want to bone up on your knowledge of gender in the Constitution? Join us for this engaging conversation!

Kate Kelly

Kate Kelly, J.D.

Kate Kelly is a zealous advocate and passionate activist. She has a JD from American University Washington College of Law, the only law school in the world founded by, and for, women. She graduated cum laude in 2012, and received the Class of 2012 Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest. She is a vocal women’s rights champion in the U.S., and around the world.

Women's Week

Women’s Week

This event is part of Women’s Week (March 14 – 18).

Women’s Week is an annual, weeklong event focused on gendered issues and challenges faced in today’s socioeconomic and political climate, intersectionality, and cultural movements. This year’s theme, “Shift. Strive. Thrive,” will validate and acknowledge the struggles we have been experiencing over the past two years and explore the ways we are shifting, striving, and thriving to become stronger as we emerge to a new future.


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J. Willard Marriott Library

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