Past Event

A Litany of Gender Legislation: Women and the Courts

A Road Scholar program by Barbara J. Zeitz

Law and gender have long interacted with one another throughout American history, but the connections between the two have not always been clear. From legislation of 1662 through 20th century Supreme Court cases, gendered decisions became enforceable law. How this gendering of the law happened and the impact it has had will be the center of this presentation. The U.S. Constitution, the 15th Amendment, the 19th Amendment, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and Title IX will be specifically addressed in this context.

Barbara Zeitz holds an MA from Roosevelt University in Women’s Studies/Law. She has worked extensively in the Literacy Volunteers English as a Second Language and External Diploma Programs at St. Charles Public Library, and currently writes an online women’s history column. She has presented public lectures on gender issues locally for the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, Older Women’s League, and Zonta International.

For more information contact Cheryl Trent, 630.357.4791.