(August 2022), Baltimore, Maryland. Women have been working for decades now to achieve passage of the proposed 28th amendment, which states says that “Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.”
To observe Women’s Equality Day 2022, which takes place on August 26, 2022 the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center (MWHC), is holding an online presentation. It will feature a national ERA advocate who will share up-to-date information about the ERA’s status and highlight some of the Maryland men and women who have worked for its passage. We will also have Maryland advocates on hand who will talk about specific actions that we can take to encourage passage and to make the ERA the law of the land.
“Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also reminds us that women are continuing to work toward full equality by seeing the ERA come to pass,” says Diana M. Bailey, Executive Director of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. “Our program will provide up-to-date details about the ERA and talk about specific steps that anyone can take to help finalize this amendment.”
Unfinished Business: The Equal Rights Amendment as of 2022 will take place from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022. Registration is free. Donations to support future MWHC programming are appreciated. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-business-the-equal-rights-amendment-as-of-2022-tickets-374501984517
“The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit, devoted to celebrating women and their contributions to Maryland,” adds Ms. Bailey. “By educating all generations about the ERA, we are honoring all of the women who have come before us who have worked hard for equality.”
About: The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center recognizes, documents and celebrates the contributions of Maryland women, past and present, to our social, political and economic order. We do this with a combination of exhibits, events and online features that pay tribute to Maryland women’s contributions in education, politics, science, community activism, the arts, the military, business and other areas. Our exhibit space, located in the Marian House/Woman’s Industrial Exchange at 333 N. Charles Street, is open by appointment and for special events.
About: Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to 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. It was first celebrated in 1971, designated by Congress in 1973, and is proclaimed each year by the United States President.