Audio documentary about the successful fight for a Constitutional Amendment enshrining US women’s right to vote and the still-pending struggle for an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. Includes stories about Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977), whose work for women bridged both causes.

Host(s): Nahanni Rous

Featured Speakers/Guests:

Jennifer Krafchik, Deputy Director of the museum in the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Washington, DC; Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman (In March 2017, Nevada voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment– 95 years after it was first introduced to Congress); Nevada State Senator Joe Hardy (ERA opponent); vox pops from the National Mall in Washington DC; Bettina Hager, Director of the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition; Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and former President of the US National Organization for Women (NOW); Phyllis Schlafly, ERA opponent and founder of Eagle Forum; late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Credits:

Adapted for WINGS by Nahanni Rous. Content originally appeared in the series Can We Talk from the Jewish Women’s Archive and was produced by Rous, and Judith Rosenbaum; script editor, Ibby Caputo. Can We Talk theme music is by Girls in Trouble.

ON WINGS | October 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Women’s Equality USA

Audio documentary about the successful fight for a Constitutional Amendment enshrining US women’s right to vote and the still-pending struggle for an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. Includes stories about Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977), whose work for women bridged both causes.

Host(s): Nahanni Rous

Featured Speakers/Guests:

Jennifer Krafchik, Deputy Director of the museum in the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Washington, DC; Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman (In March 2017, Nevada voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment– 95 years after it was first introduced to Congress); Nevada State Senator Joe Hardy (ERA opponent); vox pops from the National Mall in Washington DC; Bettina Hager, Director of the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition; Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and former President of the US National Organization for Women (NOW); Phyllis Schlafly, ERA opponent and founder of Eagle Forum; late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Credits:

Adapted for WINGS by Nahanni Rous. Content originally appeared in the series Can We Talk from the Jewish Women’s Archive and was produced by Rous, and Judith Rosenbaum; script editor, Ibby Caputo. Can We Talk theme music is by Girls in Trouble.

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