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50th Women’s Symposium to highlight equal rights

50th Womens Symposium to highlight equal rights

This March, the Women and LGBT Center is hosting its 50th Annual Women’s Symposium featuring an equal pay spokeswoman who inspired President Obama’s first bill signed into law.

This all day event draws in women and LGBT rights activists from across the country. SMU students can register for free; registration includes the luncheon, book signing and award dinner. This year’s theme, “We’ve Shaped Our History. Let’s Create our Future,” celebrates feats while focusing discussion on equality for the future.

This year’s speaker, Lilly Ledbetter, has been an activist for equal pay and women’s rights for 10 years. Her hard work includes lobbying, fighting her own Supreme Court case, the creation of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act and authorship of Grace and Grit, a book about her personal experience with unequal pay.

Lilly Ledbetter is an equal pay spokeswoman and women’s rights activist.

The symposium is on March 4 from 11- 8 p.m. Registration closes February 25 at midnight. Click here to register and learn more about the event.

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