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This encore presentation of The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument showcases a newly designated site declared a monument by President Obama in 2016. This was the original home of the National Women’s Party and holds the country’s first feminist library. Alice Paul and other suffragists moved into the house to lobby congress for the Equal Right’s Amendment. In order to gain lawmakers attention, the suffragists used tactics such as picketing the white house and putting on pageants to call for change. Although the fight for women’s equality is not over yet, the artifacts and treasures on display throughout this monument stand as a reminder of the movement.
Nate Parker: "Birth of a Nation" director faces questions about past rape case, of which he was acquitted. Donald Trump Campaign: Will the promotion of Kellyanne Conway along with the arrival of Steve Bannon bring women into the Trump camp? Burkini Controversy: French towns ban swimsuit worn by some Muslim women. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Atima Omara, Jennifer Higgins, Ashe Schow
Can Clinton’s comfortable lead in the polls over Donald Trump lead to complacency? Growing up in “the other America” and how identity projects play a role in breaking the cycle of poverty. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Lara Brown, Francesca Chambers
Hillary Accepts Nomination: Who had the better convention - Democrats or Republicans? And can Hillary unify the Democratic Party? Role of Family in the Race: Did the focus on family help the DNC? And, the battle of the daughters - Ivanka Trump versus Chelsea Clinton. PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Amber Smith, Jenifer Rajkumar, Jennifer Higgins
The RNC: As the nation waits for the presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's veep nod, the RNC ended this week. From speech forgery to fact checking, millions tuned in to hear the Trump family rally around the GOP nominee. Roger Ailes: Admd sexual harrasment allegations, the media mogul leaves Fox. Panel: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Rina Shah, Lara Brown, Sabrina Schaeffer
Nice Attacks & RNC: How terrorism and racial tension will impact this presidential election. Masculinity & Election: Can America shake its machismo and accept a female president? Jennifer Aniston: The actress calls out tabloids for its poor representation of women. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rina Shah Bharara, Anushay Hossain, Julie Gunlock
Police Shootings: The country reacts to two men shot by police followed by a sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. Disability Bias?: A lawsuit alleges gender inequality when it comes to disability payments. Transwomen & Olympics: Transgender athletes will compete without gender restrictions in Rio. PANEL: Erin Matson, Patrice Lee, Kristin Tate, Avis Jones DeWeever, Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan
Trump vs Clintons: Donald Trump brings back old attacks against Hillary and Bill. Religious Schools: Colleges such as Baylor balance football, spirituality, and fighting rape. We Were Feminists Once: Andi Zeisler on the commercialization of feminism. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Dana White, Erin Matson, Julie Gunlock
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To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé
Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...More »
To The Contrary intern, Andrew Bandstra interned at Super Bowl LII. He took his experience and examined how to achieve gender equality through the NFL and the media.Read More »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss our in depth interview with #MeToo founder, Tarana Burke, the scandal within the Trump administration, and a call to action for better gun control policies.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, Author & Political Advocate for Women; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voices; Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump
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