Women's History Salons
Litigating Equality: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Fight to Expand Civil Liberties
Brenda Feigen, Nadine Strossen, Irin Carmon (moderator)
Friday, November 5, 2021 | 6 pm ET | Free

Presented LIVE on Zoom


Throughout her career, RBG was determined to fulfill what she believed was America’s unfinished promise: expanding the opening words of the Constitution— “We the People”—to include an ever-growing group. She was inspired to become a lawyer amid the 1950s McCarthyite threat to civil liberties, and the legal strategy she pioneered with the ACLU Women's Rights Project was an explicit attempt to build a legal landscape of equality between the sexes. Join Brenda Feigen, RBG’s co-founder and director of the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, as she discusses the legacies of their work in conversation with legal scholar Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU, moderated by Irin Carmon, author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg


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This program will be presented via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform. The day before the program, a member of New-York Historical’s staff will contact all registered attendees from the email address womenshistory@nyhistory.org with instructions on how to join the virtual program. An additional reminder will be sent within two hours of the program start time. If you do not receive a message, please check your spam folder.

Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Image: Ruth Bader Ginsburg teaching at Columbia Law School, 1972. Courtesy of Columbia Law School


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