Women's Equality Day ForumWhen: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 4:00–5:00 pm via Zoom

RSVP: dmwardell76@gmail.com for emailed Zoom link to join by computer or phone

Clinton County, N.Y. - The public is invited to join the League of Women Voters of the North Country and Clinton County Historical Association members to mark the Centennial Anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

Local League member Penelope Clute will offer introductory remarks on the historical significance of the day. Michelle Cromwell, PhD., SUNY Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer will offer a keynote address, “The Crossroads: Where Democracy, Social Justice and Civil Rights Meet.”

The talk will examine the intersection of social justice, democracy and civil rights by exploring the ways that the LWV looks at and works on their issues from an equity-minded lens. "Being equity-minded requires going beyond speaking about equity which is the end goal, and to understanding and combatting the ways that inequity shows up at multiple levels" Cromwell said. The talk will also explore the ways that some voters' issues are less apparent especially among rural, underrepresented minorities, and the poor, and the ways that this level of obscurity impacts their civil rights.

To receive the Zoom link to the Forum, RSVP to Diana Wardell at dmwardell76@gmail.com.

Further media questions may be addressed to Helen Nerska, Director, Clinton County Historical Association (and Co-President of the League of Women Voters of the North Country) at (513) 582-7246, or via email at allenhomestead@gmail.com Or Diana Wardell, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of the North Country at (518-645- 1930, or via email at dmwardell76@gmail.com.