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100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Today’s Challenges
March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
The League of Women Voters of Lee County (LWVLee) and Florida Golf Coast University (FGCU) invite the public to 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Today’s Challenges: Unmasking The Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Through The Pandemic Lenses Of Liberty, Loss, And Leadership. This event will celebrate women’s suffrage, honor the struggle, and encourage participants to understand todays’ issues and the importance of voting.
Featured speaker, Jamie Abrams Professor of Law, University of Louisville will use the lessons of our history to inform our present and our future: what has it meant for women to vote, to serve as elected officials, changes in last 100 years and challenges today. Jamie R. Abrams teaches Torts, Family Law, Legislation, and Women and the Law. Her research focuses on reproductive and birthing decision-making, gendered violence, legal protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, and legal education pedagogy. Her most recent publications include The Polarization of Reproductive Decision-Making and Parental Decision-Making forthcoming in the Florida State Law Review and The #MeToo Movement: A Feminist Invitation to Critique the Crisis Framing of Sexual Assault Responses published in the University of Richmond Law Review (2018). More information and her publications are available at Jamie R. Abrams — Louis D. Brandeis School of Law (louisville.edu)
The League of Women Voters, founded by leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, for more than 100 years, has been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization. The League believes voters play a critical role in democracy and continues the fight to protect the rights of eligible voters and to expand access for those who have been left out of our democratic process. The League works to educate and empower voters, advocates, and when necessary takes legal actions. Challenges that threaten to compromise our democracy include voter suppression and discrimination at the local, state, and national level.
The League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. information on the programs and issues of the League of Women Voters is available on the web at www.lwv.org, www.lwvfl.org, and www.lwvlee.org. 239-278-1032.