Panel Discussion: “Time’s Up! The Women’s Rights Movement”

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street, Fourth Floor, Skyline Room
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Time's Up! The Women's Rights Movement - Successes, Lessons Learned, and How We Can Move Forward Together

Women in the United States have a history of fighting for their rights, from the Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls and the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s to today’s #MeToo movement and the call for recognizing and embracing intersectionality as a framework for understanding power.

Three local activists will share their knowledge and experiences:

  • Amanda Owen, writer, author and Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, will speak about the activism of Pennsylvania suffragists who fought for the vote.
  • Jean Hunt, registered nurse and community organizer who headed the Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women and the Campaign for Working Families, will share her knowledge and experience in Philadelphia activism during the 1960 and 1970s.
  • Salima Suswell, a Philadelphia Women’s March organizer and speaker, member of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, and Executive Committee member for the Council on American Islamic Relations, will speak about the #MeToo movement, intersectionality, and women’s activism in the 21st century.

Their presentations will be followed by a group discussion.

This event is being offered by the Justice Bell Foundation and The Walnut Club.

The event is free, but registration is recommended. Please visit Eventbrite to register:

For any questions, please call the Social Science and History Department at 215-686-5396.

Event Type: 
Educational Events