Book Discussion: Because of Sex – One Law, Ten Cases and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work, by Gillian Thomas

Tuesday, August 27, 2019: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join the LA Law Library book discussion group as we continue our exploration of Women & the Law with a look at legal equality in the workplace. The 1964 Civil Rights Act is best known as a monumental achievement of the civil rights movement, but it also revolutionized the lives of America's working women. Title VII of the law made it illegal to discriminate "because of sex" but that simple phrase did not mean much until ordinary women began using the law to get justice on the job. Because of Sex tells the fascinating story of America's accidental feminists – the women who, because of circumstance and courage, changed long-held perceptions of what Americans thought women were capable of.

About the Author:

  • Senior staff attorney with the ACLU's Women's Rights Project
  • Previously litigated sex discrimination cases at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense Fund)

Presented by: Katie O'Laughlin, Managing Librarian, Reference & Research, LA Law Library

Registration fee: FREE
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