Woman's Journal 2.0 Episode 4; Barbara Berenson, Author and Woman’s Suffrage Historian
An episode of Woman's Journal 2.0
On the eve of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America, EQUAL MEANS EQUAL has launched the Woman’s Journal 2.0. The Woman’s Journal began as a weekly newspaper in 1870, and was instrumental in mobilizing people across the country to support the 19th Amendment. We hope this new iteration will inspire people nationwide to support the ERA.
Kamala Lopez and Natalie White from Equal Means Equal, along with women’s rights attorney Wendy Murphy (@WMurphyLaw) will co-host and interview guests on a variety of topics related to women’s civil and constitutional rights, and the ERA.
For our 6th episode, Woman’s Journal 2.0 interviews ERA advocate and great-great granddaughter of famed suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Coline Jenkins. Coline’s ancestry and relentless dedication to women’s rights is inspirational. She brings her optimistic, no-nonsense approach to Woman’s Journal 2.0 and shares her powerful and simple ideas for how we can get over the finish line on ERA.
Woman’s Journal 2.0 interviews renown ERA Activist, Author & Organizer Zoe Nicholson whose hunger strike for the ERA in 1982 became the basis for her book The Hungry Heart: A Woman’s Fast for Justice.
Hear Zoe’s intimate and breathtaking anecdotes about Alice Paul, her furious passion for justice and her unstoppable spirit. As one of the only women still maintaining the flame of hope for ERA when I stumbled upon it in 2009, Zoe was my first mentor and teacher on my journey with the Equal Rights Amendment and she continues to inspire everyone who meets or hears her. Additionally, Wendy Murphy’s clear and clearly rational explanation for the EME’s legal strategy regarding the ERA deadline is detailed herein, as she explains to Zoe why all eyes, all money, all hands must be focused on Virginia now, in order to achieve the 38th state and move into the next phase of our fight for equality, should there be one.
Woman’s Journal 2.0 interviews author and woman’s suffrage historian, Barbara Berenson. Hear Barbara’s fascinating take on how women finally won the right to vote, and how lessons learned from the fight for suffrage related to ongoing difficulties with ratification of the ERA. Barbara Berenson is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Recently retired as counsel to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, she is now focusing her work on women's rights and women history."
Join Wendy and Kamala for a critical conversation and an urgent Call to Action around the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia. Guest Kati Hornung from VARatifyERA.org details the political landscape in her state and the strategy for the next two months to win the Virginia state elections and replace anti-equality leadership. This work clears the way to a win in their state legislature in the next session. Please listen and share widely to win ERA in 2020.
In this episode, co-hosts Wendy and Kamala welcome renowned Equal Rights Amendment historian Laura Callow. Ms. Callow’s relentless activism spans more than a half-century, and showcases an unparalleled commitment to women’s equality, along with a robust knowledge of the political inner workings behind the ERA’s sometimes tortured past. Her insights around the evolution of the three-state strategy for passing the ERA are important and illuminating.
In this episode, co-hosts Wendy Murphy and Kamla Lopez introduce themselves, the Woman's Journal 2.0 project, and their respective histories of advocacy related to establishing gender/sex equality in the United States. Following the introductions, Wendy and Kamala proceed to a deep dive explanation on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment (the ERA) and explain why passage today would be of the utmost importance for women in America.