Alice Paul Institute and Moonstone Present
Alice Paul & the Equal Rights Amendment:
The Power of Passion and Place
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2pm
Alice Paul Institute, 128 Hooten Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ, (856) 231-1885
Alice Paul: (1885- 1977) Feminist, Suffragist and Political Strategist
Alice Paul was the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century. Born on January 11, 1885 to Quaker parents in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Alice Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women.
Few individuals have had as much impact on American history as has Alice Paul. Her life symbolizes the long struggle for justice in the United States and around the world. Her vision was the ordinary notion that women and men should be equal partners in society.
Kristina Myers, Director of Programs, Alice Paul Institute – “The Equal Rights Amendment – What Was Alice Paul Thinking?” – When the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in August 1920, Alice Paul had already considered the future of the women’s movement. She wrote in The Suffragist, “The ballot is the symbol of a new status in human society, it is the greatest possible step forward in the progress of women, but it does not in itself complete their freedom.”
Barbara Haney Irvine, Co-Founder and Former President, Alice Paul Centennial Foundation (now Alice Paul Institute) – “How Did the ERA Save Paulsdale?” –
Roberta Francis, Co-Chair, ERA Task Force, National Council of Women’s Organizations, Web Manager www.equalrightsamendment.org – “The ERA Today: Analysis and Strategy”
Members of Alice Paul Institute Girls Advisory Council – “What Will My Generation Do for the ERA?” – When Alice Paul was in a Moorestown, NJ, nursing home in her final years, she reportedly asked everyone who came to visit her, “What will you do for the ERA?” The Alice Paul Institute has been answering that question for nearly thirty years through its preservation of Alice’s birthplace and history, its ERA education and advocacy, and its leadership programs, primarily for young women.