August 24, 2011
The Texas Tech University Women’s Studies Program will host a Women’s Equality Day Forum at noon Aug. 26 in room 153 of the Teaching and Learning Technology Center of the Texas Tech University Library.
The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality, said Patricia Earl, coordinator for the Women’s Studies Program. Every president has published a proclamation for Women’s Equality Day since 1971 when Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) first introduced legislation in Congress.
“The forum will examine cultural and social construction of gender by studying the history, experience and contributions of women to society,” Earl said. “Discussions will include the historical and present day political arguments for and against the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and where it stands today.”
The event is free and open to the public. For off campus visitors, enter through the main campus entrance at University Avenue and Broadway and ask for directions and visitor parking location instructions at the traffic kiosk station.
The Women’s Studies Program is a part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.
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CONTACT: Patricia Earl, coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335, or firstname.lastname@example.org