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‘Equality and Ice Cream’ scheduled

JOHNSTOWN — “Equality and Ice Cream” will be the theme of the documentary “Legalize Equality” by Kamila Lopez on Sept. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Johnstown Area Community Center, sponsored by the Women Democrats Organization.

Sundaes will also be served to honor the #iscream4equality campaign going on now in Virginia until Nov. 4. That campaign hopes to turn a seat in the that state’s senate and allow Virginia to be the 38th and final state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Lopez’s 30-minute film will be followed by a 10-minute video that details the history of the amendment. The ERA is a 24-word statement introduced to Congress in 1923 by Alice Paul: “Equality of right under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by a state on account of sex.”

The Women Democrats are a member of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Womens’ Consortium, and this program is one of others this year celebrating the upcoming 100-year anniversary of women in the United States gaining the right to vote in 1920.

Jennifer Garren is the chairwoman of the Sept. 12 program.

To RSVP, email Catherine Julius at cm78julius@gmail.com by Sept. 9.

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