Equal Rights Amendment Documentary Screening and Q&APosted on December 7, 2020
The Equal Rights Amendment, ensuring the legal equality of women, was never ratified at the state level in North Carolina. The current ERA- NC Alliance has been an active force in pushing for policy change since the 1980s, but there is still a long way to go toward ensuring equal rights for marginalized genders within North Carolina’s legislation. On January 28th, the Museum of Durham History will be partnering with the ERA – NC Alliance to host a virtual screening of the 30-minute long Legalize Equality documentary, highlighting the history of this struggle for gender equality. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with panel members from local organizations and political figures, including the ERA, Durham based activists, and local attorneys who have been at the center of the fight for women’s rights in North Carolina. Our panel members will be prepared to answer questions about the history of the movement, the ongoing legal cases related to the ratification of the ERA, access to voting, and how to get involved at the individual level.
Tune in for this live-streamed event on the Museum’s Facebook page. Time TBA.
Special thanks to the Snyderman Fund, the Durham Arts Council, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Forest at Duke, Duke Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina for supporting digital programming associated with our exhibit, Votes for Suffrage: 100 Years of Women in Durham Politics.