By W. Edward Clark
Big Bear Lake, CA – In 2015 during her Academy Award acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette brought new attention to the gender gap and has since started a petition for the passage the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Contestants in an upcoming AAUW Speech Trek Contest will discuss how the ERA was introduced in Congress in 1923. They will speak about how there have been several attempts to ratify it in 1972, 1978, and 1982 and how it has never been put into law.
AAUW SPEECH CONTEST
On Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m., the Big Bear Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will stage a speech contest titled “Is it Time to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment?” at Milton W. Hofert Hall in Big Bear Lake.
The contest is open to high school-age boys and girls who wish to share their opinion on this timely and provocative issue. Contestants will compete for cash prizes during this 6th annual completion. The event is free to the public.
For a list of rules, prizes, and conditions, visit SPEECH TREK online.
For additional information about the 2017 contest, please contact AAUW Speech Trek Chair Marlene Cain at (909) 866-2819 or by email at email@example.com.
Milton W. Hofert Hall/Performing Arts Center is located at 39707 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake.