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Advancing Women’s Equality: What’s Next?

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This program concludes a four-part 2021 series: Advancing Women’s Equality: Confronting Barriers to Full Inclusion and Progress. In this series, we address women’s status in the United States through a civil liberties lens, examining how histories of race, sex, immigration, and LGBTQ discrimination undermine constitutional equality. The series identifies historic and contemporary legal and social barriers to women’s advancement and identifies pathways forward.

Our program on March 31, 2021 concludes this dynamic series. Susan Herman, Barbara Arnwine, Tricia “CK” Hoffler, and Dr. Julie Suk will join Professor Michele Goodwin to consider the unfinished business of civil liberties and civil rights in our society. This conversation centers women and the communities adjacent to their lives, while tackling the most urgent issues of our times. In addition to addressing voting rights, immigration, and racial justice, the conversation will engage what inspires their work. What are the key civil rights issues that concern them most in these times? Are civil liberties at odds with civil rights? What offers them hope?

Barbara Arnwine is the president and founder of Transformative Justice Coalition. She was the executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from 1989 until 2015.

Susan N. Herman holds a chair as Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and seminars on national security. She is the past president of the ACLU (2008-2021).

Tricia “CK” Hoffler is the President of the National Bar Association and the CEO of The CK Hoffler Firm.

Dr. Julie Chi-hye Suk is Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She is also a Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School for 2020-21.

Moderator: Michele Goodwin, ACLU National Board, Executive Committee & Affiliate Rep.

Co-Sponsors: University of Minnesota Law School; Mitchell Hamline Law School; and the American Constitution Society-MN Chapter