Vision 2020: Justice For All

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Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Women won the right to vote in 1920. Hear about the fight for the 19th Amendment, voting barriers that many women still face, and programs in 2020 marking 100 years of this women’s equality milestone.

Panel #1: This panel will focus on women’s history, specifically key moments during the suffrage movement, other social justice movements that were happening at the same time, and the ways in which the 19th Amendment did and did not bring women the vote. This panel also will highlight divides among the suffragists and shed light on many of the women involved in the movement who were not fairly included at the time or in history books.

  • Moderator: Cherri Gregg, community affairs reporter, KYW Newsradio
  • Lucy Beard, executive director, Alice Paul Institute
  • Angela Dodson, author of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box”
  • Amanda Owen, executive director, Justice Bell Foundation

Panel #2: This panel will focus on the present and future for women and girls, delving into how we can address gender gaps in pay, representation, leadership, and more. It also will focus on lessons learned from the past that underscore the importance of approaching feminism and women’s equality from an intersectional perspective today. Finally, this panel will discuss commemorations for the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in 2020, the significance of this milestone and the work still necessary to achieve true equality.

  • Moderator: Cherri Gregg, community affairs reporter, KYW Newsradio
  • Tiffany Tavarez, vice president, community relations, Wells Fargo and commissioner, Pennsylvania Commission for Women
  • Jovida Hill, executive director, Philadelphia Commission for Women
  • Melinda Johnson, director of administrative operations, Vision 2020 and Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University

These panel discussions are offered through the partnership of the Ellevate Network, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, POWER, the Society of Professional Women, the Walnut Club, and Vision 2020.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Parkway Central Library | 4th Floor | Skyline Room

This event is free. Advanced registration is recommended at

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Social Science and History Department
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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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