• Leading Ladies: Women & Law

  • Di, 18.06.2019 ab 18:30 Uhr
  • Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum / James-F.-Byrnes-Institut
    Charlottenplatz 17
    70173 Stuttgart
Leading Ladies: Women & Law - Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum / James-F.-Byrnes-Institut - Stuttgart

MIDISSAGE with introductory remarks in German by Christiane Pyka and Pia Herzan, DAZ, followed by a FILM SCREENING of the 2018 documentary about the second female U.S. Supreme Court Justice (OmU)The introductory remarks cover the most significant aspects of the exhibition Leading Ladies: Women & Law, while the documentary follows one of the Supreme Court’s most "notorious" justices and her journey in law. At a time where educational opportunities for women were scarce, this trailblazer defied the odds and personal challenges. She finished at top of her class in law school, became a law professor, advocate for American Civil Liberties Union, and led the fight against gender inequality and discrimination in various U.S. courtrooms. She later was appointed to the nation‘s highest court and is a known ‘dissenter’ on the bench as well as a pop culture icon. At the age of 86, she has developed a breathtaking legal legacy, while being a mother, wife and lifelong advocate for women’s rights.Snacks & drinks are provided.