The Title VII Amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. But it’s taken a lot of work to see that these provisions get implemented. Focusing on women’s fight for equal rights in the workplace, Thomas, a senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union's Women's Rights Project, presents ten Supreme Court cases pivotal to women’s ongoing struggle for access to jobs, fair pay, and protection from sexual harassment. Weaving a compelling narrative out of legal intricacies and personal stories, Thomas adds new names—Ida Phillips, Ruth Blanco, Lillian Garland, and Teresa Harris—to our list of civil rights heroes.
Gillian Thomas - Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Picador - August 8th, 2017
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