You are invited to the lecture "How an American Woman Won Equal Rights for the Women of Japan" by Beate Sirota Gordon, author of the Only Woman in the Room. This lecture is hosted by the Center for Japanese Studies.
When a team of young Americans began writing a new constitution for Japan in early 1946, Beate Sirota was enlisted to help. Assigned to the subcommittee dedicated to writing the section of the constitution devoted to civil rights, she insisted upon the insertion into the constitution of a clause guaranteeing equality between men and women. The Constitution of Japan remains unrevised to this day.
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: SMSU Ballroom (Room 355)