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Mile Square Theatre | Community Resilience Panel
August 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We are facing many problems in the world today—but we know our community is resilient, especially when we work together. This series will bring together experts, thought leaders, activists and other community members to discuss issues that are important to all of us, helping us think about the local impact and actions we can take to make a difference.
For our first Community Resilience event, Mile Square Theatre is hosting a panel discussion celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. It took 72 years of fighting to pass 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,” according to The American Bar Association.
Our panel will discuss the historical context of the struggle to attain women’s suffrage within the current context of concern about voter suppression, democracy, and social justice as exemplified by the Black Lives Matter movement. What is Hudson County doing to keep our community resilient?