Dean Melanie Leslie's Remarks for the Launch of Women's Votes, Women's Voices: The 19th Amendment at 100
Melanie B. Leslie
On June 4, 2019, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law launched Women's Votes, Women's Voices: The 19th Amendment at 100. Women's Votes, Women's Voices is a year of celebration and scholarly discussion marking one hundred years of the 19th Amendment, which prohibited states from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex, though not all women would have the same ability to vote or to make their voices heard. Bookended by the anniversaries of the passage of the amendment in June 1919 and its ratification in August 1920, #19at100 will commemorate these historical milestones with interactive events, panel discussions and more at Cardozo Law School and other key New York City institutions.
The Launch Event was held on June 4, 2019 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Dean Melanie Leslie gave the opening remarks. New York City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera presented Dean Leslie with a proclamation honoring Women's Votes, Women's Voices, and Cardozo's commitment to commemorating the 19th Amendment. Professor Kate Shaw from Cardozo and Dr. Valerie Paley from the New-York Historical Society also gave remarks.
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