About the Event

The year 2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. But the struggle for women’s rights did not begin — or end — there. Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the Museum of the American Revolution for an evening panel discussion that will examine women’s rights — including the right to education, freedom from discrimination and violence, and fair and equal wages, among others — from the 1770s to today and the important role of women in the 2020 presidential election and beyond.

With framing remarks and moderated by Errin Haines, editor-at-large for The 19th*, a new nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics, and policy, the panel addressed the progress that’s been made as well as what still needs to be done to protect and expand the rights of women in the United States and around the world. It was followed by a question-and-answer session.

About the Moderator:

  • Errin Haines, editor-at-large for The 19th*, a new nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics, and policy

About the Panelists:

  • Jovida Hill, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women
  • Rachel B. Vogelstein, Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. Rosemarie Zagarri, historian and author of Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic

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