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Civil Rights and Liberties with Lilly Ledbetter

Date and time: Wednesday, 4/3/2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: WC Morris Auditorium
Description: Come and hear Ms. Lilly Ledbetter address the university. For 10 years Lilly Ledbetter fought to close the pay gap between women’s and men’s wages, sparring with the Supreme Court, lobbying Capitol Hill in a historic discrimination case against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Ledbetter won a jury verdict of more than $3 million after having filed a gender pay discrimination suit in federal court, but the U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the lower court’s ruling. Despite her defeat Ledbetter continued her fight until the Supreme Court decision
was nullified when President Obama, on January 29, 2009, signed into law the first new law of his administration: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Sponsor: College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
Contact: Vicki Orcutt, Administrative Assistant