The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. The passage marked the largest expansion of democracy in the history of our country. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today
Our speaker will address how the women’s suffrage movement forever changed America, expanding representative democracy and inspiring other popular movements for constitutional change and reform. Ruth Schneider, JD, PhD. Attorney-At-Law and the current chair of Women in the Legal Profession for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Ruth draws from extensive professional experience and four degrees of higher education in her practice of law.