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The Intersection of Gender and Race: How the Equal Rights Amendment Advances Racial Justice

The Equal Rights Amendment: A Step Toward Racial Justice The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights and protections under the law for all citizens, regardless of gender. Although the amendment has not yet been added to the Constitution,…

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International Children's Book Day

By Ava Lee-Green In celebration of International Children’s Book Day on April 2, here are seven new and old books to teach your kids about equality:  Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight by Jen Bryant recalls the life and career of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first Asian American woman…

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AI and Women You Should Know About: A Look at the Brilliant Minds Behind the Technology

Women have made significant contributions to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) since the field's inception. Here are some notable contributions: Ada Lovelace: Ada Lovelace, an English mathematician, is often credited with writing the world's first algorithm in the 19th century. Her work laid the foundation for the development of…

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Women's History Month: A Spotlight on the Academy Awards

By Ava Lee-Green The Academy Awards last Sunday showcased veterans of the industry, as well as first-time nominations. Between Everything Everywhere All at Once winning seven Oscars (including Best Picture), and Michelle Yeoh becoming the first Asian American to win Best Actress, the 95th Oscars was a momentous night for…

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Empowering Women, Empowering the World: Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8th each year, is a global event that recognizes the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It also serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide. This year's International Women's Day theme is…

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Hearing: The Equal Rights Amendment; How Congress Can Recognize Ratification and Enshrine Equality in Our Constitution

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois opened today’s hearing, explaining that we are here today to hold a hearing on a resolution that would finally affirm the validity of the Equal Rights Amendment as an amendment to the United States Constitution.  “Equality of rights under the law shall not be…

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Honoring Latina Equal Pay Day

By Ava Lee-Green What is Latina Equal Pay Day? DECEMBER 8, 2022 is Latina Equal Pay Day. For every $1 a white man makes in the U.S., a Latina woman (on average) makes around 54 cents. This means that to make the same amount as their white male counterparts do…

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Toxic masculinity on campus

By Sana Mamtaney  Toxic masculinity is everywhere – including on my college campus. While as a society, we’ve paid more attention to the idea that men are conditioned to be macho, strong and emotionless, it doesn’t mean that young people have fixed it.  I assistant teach a freshman seminar called…

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ERA Coalition Statement on Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, DC –– Following the final passage of the Respect for Marriage Act in the Senate, ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement: Access to abortion was not the only issue to come under attack after the Supreme Court ruled to…

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Why the Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Program is a huge win for women

By Jennifer Tucker Making good on a campaign promise, this week the Biden-Harris administration announced that borrowers can apply for student loan debt relief. This is good news for women, who account for two-thirds of borrowers and their average debt is $30,000 for four years. According to the American Association…

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