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Event Option 1: Pressing Play — ”Watch, Learn, and Act”

Participants could have a potluck with movie snacks and beverages.

We are pleased to announce that we have received limited free access to the 30-minute video – “Legalize Equality” by Equal Means Equal organization.
You can watch the trailer here.

If you are interested in viewing, please click here to add your name and email to the list to receive the link and password which you can us from now until January 20th

Suggested Agenda:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Watch the Equal Means Equal documentary
  3. Discussion

List of possible discussion questions:

    • What did you learn from the documentary that you didn’t know before?
    • What does equality mean to you?
    • Marian Wright Edelman, a lifelong activist and the president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, advises all fellow activists to “be a good ancestor.” How can we convince the skeptics that ratifying the ERA is one important way that we can all be good ancestors?
    • Does anyone feel comfortable sharing why the fight for equality feels personal to them?

4. Activity/Action

Event Option 2: Equality is No Trivial Matter

 The host will ask participants trivia questions about women’s rights in the U.S. and worldwide.

Depending on the desired length of the trivia game, hosts can choose a smaller set of questions from this list, or make the game multiple rounds long. Hosts, of course, can also supplement the list with their own trivia facts. Participants can form teams or answer independently. The winner could receive some sort of Democrats Abroad or Women’s Caucus-related prize.

Suggested Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. ERA Trivia
  3. Discussion. List of possible discussion questions:
    • What did you learn from the trivia questions that you didn’t know before?
    • Do you know any other “fun facts” about the ERA or women’s rights?
    • What does equality mean to you?
    • Marian Wright Edelman, a lifelong activist and the president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, advises all fellow activists to “be a good ancestor.” How can we convince the skeptics that ratifying the ERA is one important way that we can all be good ancestors?
    • Does anyone feel comfortable sharing why the fight for equality feels personal to them?

4. Activity/Action

Event Option 3: Getting Crafty

Participants make signs for their local marches in the shape of shields (think Wonder Woman).

Slogans could make a connection to protecting or defending our rights.

Suggested Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Craft Session
  3. Break for Discussion and Refreshments.  List of possible discussion questions:
    • What does equality mean to you?
    • Why are you marching?
    • Do you know any “fun facts” about the ERA or women’s rights?
    • Do you know if your state has ratified the ERA?
    • Marian Wright Edelman, a lifelong activist and the president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, advises all fellow activists to “be a good ancestor.” How can we convince the skeptics that ratifying the ERA is one important way that we can all be good ancestors?
    • Does anyone feel comfortable sharing why the fight for equality feels personal to them?

4. Complete Crafts and Take Photos



Suggested Supplies:

  • cardboard and/or poster boards
  • metallic paint pens
  • metallic paper
  • markers
  • rulers
  • stencil letters
  • glue sticks
  • fabric/felt
  • stapler or hot glue gun
    (to attach the handle to the back of the shield)

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