Equality Week 2020

Equality Week 2020

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August 22, 2020 - August 29, 2020

About this Event

On August 26, 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment. After many decades of organizing, women finally won the right to vote. Voting rights was the first step for women toward equality in this country. To celebrate this momentous event and the centennial of the founding of the League of Women Voters, the League of Women Voters of Georgia is going virtual with EQUALITY WEEK 2020.

Those who typically enjoy the energy of activists taking over a hotel ballroom celebrating the Power of the Vote or recognizing those who help make democracy work or just gathering together for networking can still experience that winning vibe online and live!

You will have the option of purchasing a group package to attend all the events or purchasing individual events separately.  Each ticket enters the attendee into a door prize raffle. Additional raffle tickets and Swag Bag Packages may also be purchased.

After payment is confirmed, you will receive an email closer to the event date with the links to register for each Zoom event.

 

POTV, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

August 22nd, 2020: The Power of the Vote

Networking/Social Time: 3:30PM ET Presentation: 4:00PM ET

SPEAKERS:

    • Special Remarks: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms - 60th Mayor of Atlanta. GA
    • Keynote: Virginia Kase - CEO, League of Women Voters of the US
    • Guest: Tharon Johnson, Founder & CEO, Paramount Consulting Group, LLC
    • Making Democracy Work Honoree: Fair Fight Action - Hillary Holley, Organizing Director Accepting Award
    • Mistress of Ceremonies: Jovita Moore - News Anchor, WSB TV
    • Special Musical Performances: Sharon Blackwood and Cicely Mason

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 Legalize Equality, Equality Week 2020, LWVGA

August 23rd, 2020: Legalize Equality

Networking/Social Time: 3:30PM ET Film/Discussion: 4:00 - 5:30PM

SPEAKERS:

    • Kati Hornung, Campaign Coordinator, VoteEqualityUS
    • Andrea Miller, Executive Director, People Demanding Action, Inc.
    • Tonja Brooks-Roberts, Outreach Director, VoteEqualityUS
    • Kamala Lopez, President, Heroica Films, Director, Equal Means Equal

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Gwinnett

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 Mobilization Monday, Equality Week 2020

August 24th, 2020: Mobilization Monday

Observer Corps Training: 2:00 - 3:00PM

Voter Education Ambassador Training: 4:00 - 5:30PM

Texting Voters Couch Party: 6:00 - 9:00PM

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Georgia

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Ida B. Wells, Equality Week 2020

August 25th, 2020: Ida B. Wells

Film: 7:00PM ET Discussion: 8:00PM ET

Guest: Sarah Silkey, author of Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activist

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County

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 Women Power The Vote

August 26th, 2020: Women Power the Vote

Networking/Social Time: 6:30PM ET Presentation: 7:00PM ET

SPEAKERS:

    • Keynote: Ambassador Andrew Young, Former Mayor of Atlanta, Congressman, and Ambassador
    • Special Guest: Deborah Turner, President of the League of Women Voters U.S. 2020-2022
    • Special Guest: Elisabeth MacNamara, Past President of the League of Women Voters U.S.
    • Eléonore Raoul Green Award Honoree: Leah Ward Sears, Chief Justice, Georgia Supreme Court (ret.)
    • Mistress of Ceremonies: Sophia Choi - News Anchor, WSB TV
    • Special Musical Performance: Jazz Saxophonist, Reginald Harris

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Georgia

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The New Jim Crow, Equality Week 2020, LWVGA 

August 27th, 2020: The New Jim Crow

Networking/Social Time: 6:30PM ET Discussion: 7:00PM ET

DISCUSSION FACILITATORS:

    • Gayla Keesee, LWVCSRA Voter Services Chair
    • Cookie Barney, LWVCSRA Vice President
    • Georgia Justice Project

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the CSRA

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 Women's Votes Women's Voices, Equality Week 2020

August 28th, 2020: Women's Voices - Women's Votes

Networking/Social Time: 6:30PM ET Panel Discussion: 7:00PM ET

PANELISTS:

    • Cathy Cox - Dean, Walter F. George School of Law, Former GA Secretary of State, Former candidate for Governor of GA
    • Rep. Park Cannon - Georgia State House, District 58
    • Mary Lizotte, Associate Professor of Political Science, Augusta University - Author, Gender Differences in Public Opinion: Values and Political Consequences

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Chattahoochee Valley and Carrollton-Carroll County

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 Community Conversations, LWVGA

August 29th, 2020: A'Lelia Bundles

Community Conversation: 2:00 - 3:30PM ET

Order autographed copy of book: $19 + $6 shipping ($25)

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the CSRA

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