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Omaha Table Talk | ERA 2020: Reframing Womxn’s Equality as Equity

September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Omaha Table Talk | ERA 2020: Reframing Womxn’s Equality as Equity


“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

– Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in 1923 by Alice Paul.  On March 29, 1972, Nebraska voted to ratify the amendment which, in addition to 38 other states, would have incorporated this amendment into the Constitution, thereby making it illegal to draw distinctions between the sexes.  Discourse around the equality of people who identify as womxn is centered on what equality to men would look like, but womxn have a different experience.  Using the ERA as a foundation for a conversation on true equity, what does a society that truly empowers womxn with the tools and policies they need to live fully in their potential look like? What are the legal, political and financial structures that we need to achieve equity for womxn of all identities?

Our Panel includes: 


Dr. Kristin Mattson,  Professor of Political Science, College of St. Mary 


Victoria Janicke, Project Cooridinator, Project SPEAK

Avalisa Galo, Nebraska All American Goddess 

Alej Bustillos a/k/a Karma LiLoLa, Local Changemaker and Grad Student

Amy Miller, Legal Director of the ACLU Nebraska

Kelsey Waldron, Policy and Research Associate, The Women’s Fund of Omaha 

11:45am – 12:00pm | Check-in and get food

12:00pm – 1:30pm| Panel and Table Discussion

Omaha Table Talk is a program which ensures everyone has a seat at the table – inviting all to take part in an open and honest dialogue about race, ethnicity, and other forms of difference, while enjoying a complimentary meal. 

This event is free, open to the public (age 15 and older), ASL interpretation available, wheelchair accessible, and vegan/allergy-friendly. Registration is strongly encouraged so that specific diet requirements can be taken into account.  


 Please address questions or concerns about this event to katherine@inclusive-communities.org.



September 18, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Warde Conference Room
Mercy Hall, 7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106 United States


Inclusive Communities


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