Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a woman who flourished in the role as Supreme Court Justice for 27 years. Gibbons will explain how Ginsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993 until her death in September 18, 2020. He will explain how she did not take “no” for an answer. Graduating as the first woman from Harvard Law School and later, Columbia Law School, she received a recommendation from Harvard for a Supreme Court clerkship position but was rejected due to her gender. It is this reason that will be a catalyst for her fight for gender equality and women’s rights throughout her career. When asked her theory on how to make things better, Ginsburg stated, “If you’re going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers.”
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