Are Women Equal Yet?: Women, Power, and the Law

May 11, 2022

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Chief Justice John Marshall helped create the federal judiciary during his 34-years working in the U.S. Supreme Court (1801-1834). He set forth many precedents for our court system, but never would have imagined women participating in them. Nonetheless, generations of women have shaped and been shaped by the judicial branch. Join Preservation Virginia’s John Marshall House as we explore the range of relationships that American women have had with the law. Speaking on the positionality of women and the law from Chief Justice Marshall’s lifetime to today, this webinar will features the following panelists:
  • Dr. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu – a professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine and the director of the Humanities Center. Dr. Wu is a legal scholar who has conducted incredible research on women’s political roles and participation in 20th Century America–among other topics!
  • Dr. Courtney Chanette, J.D. – Courtney Chenette is a civil rights attorney and assistant professor of political science and gender and women’s studies at Hollins University. She also serves the community as a pre-law advisor.
  • Haley Barber, Preservation Virginia – Haley has worked with the John Marshall House for over two years as a museum educator. With a keen interest in women’s history, Haley is in her final year at Durham University in the United Kingdom, studying medieval motherhood and childbirth. She has spearheaded efforts at the John Marshall House to expand our interpretation of women in the colonial and early republic.
Admission to Are Women Equal Yet?: Women, Power, and the Law is free, though advanced sign-up for this webinar is required via the link below:
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