Amending America: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Where: National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
212-514-3700 Price: Free, registration requested
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The National Archives and Records Administration presents a National Conversation on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality at the National Archives at New York in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City on October 21, 2016. All programs will be livestreamed.
On Friday October 21, at 9:30am, Dorothy Dougherty, Programs Director, National Archives at New York; Machel Monenerkit, Deputy Director, National Museum of the American Indian; Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council; and David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States will open the National Conversation. At 10am, Soledad O’Brien and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt will discuss the current state of women’s rights and gender equality in the United States.
Andrea Flynn of the Roosevelt Institute will moderate a discussion on gender equality and human rights at 11:15am, including Arlinda Locklear, attorney; Alondra Nelson, Columbia University; Allida Black, George Washington University; and Noreen Farrell, Equal Rights Advocates.
Following a lunch break, at 1:15pm, the National Conversation will resume with a distinguished panel on current issues facing women today, including health/reproduction rights, family issues, race, and violence. This panel will be moderated by Andrea Flynn and includes Sonia Ossorio, NOW-NYC; Suzan Shown Harjo, The Morning Star Institute; Suzanne Braun Levine, Ms. Magazine; and Stephanie Toti, Center for Reproductive Rights.
At 2:30pm, Soledad O’Brien will moderate a panel on financial empowerment and challenges facing women in business, technology, and education, with Marianne Schnall, Feminist.com; Dana Edell, SPARK; Avis Jones-DeWeever, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women; and Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls.
At 3:30pm, poet Aja Monet will perform. The National Conversation on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will conclude with a closing keynote address at 3:45pm. Registration is now open for these programs, though all details are subject to change. Please arrive by 9:00am for welcoming remarks.Buy tickets/get more info now