Monday, August 20, 2007

Celebrate Women's Equality Day with the Women's Law Project

Please join us in celebrating Women's Equality Day and supporting the Pittsburgh office of the Women's Law Project!

There will be snacks, drinks, mingling, a brief presentation about the work of the Women's Law Project (WLP), and an opportunity for you to contribute to this wonderful organization.

WLP is a nonprofit public interest legal advocacy organization that seeks to advance the legal, social, and economic status of women through litigation, public policy advocacy, public education, and individual counseling. The WLP has challenged sex discrimination in employment, education, athletics, and insurance; advanced the rights of lesbian and gay parents; advocated on behalf of impoverished women; worked for fair and accessible procedures in child custody, child support, and protection from abuse actions; and championed the rights of sexual assault survivors. WLP takes pride in being both a unique resource for Pennsylvania, and specifically Pittsburgh, and a national leader in the field of women's rights.

August 26 of each year is designated in the United States as Women's Equality Day. Instituted by Rep. Bella Abzug and first established in 1971, the date commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.

Date: August 26, 2007
Time: 3-5pm
Location: 5814 Howe Street, Pittsburgh PA 15232 (Jessie and Brent's home)
Phone number: 412/441-1751
Suggested Door Donation: $20 (sliding scale)
Suggested Attire: wear white in honor of Women's Equality Day!
If you are unable to attend but would like to support WLP, please make a contribution at: learn more about the organization, please visit the WLP web site at www.

We look forward to seeing you on August 26th!
Sue, Kathie and Jessie

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