ERA Roundtable

Document Type


Publication Date



Published in: Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, 2017.


This roundtable draws from the voices of activists and academics and aims to explore some of the challenges of renewing and sustaining interest in the continued advocacy of the Equal Rights Amendment. To narrow their focus, I asked the roundtable participants to consider their essays as a general response to these questions:

  1. Is the ERA relevant to the twenty-first century?

  2. How does/Does the ERA represent the issues of importance to various populations of women, including young women; women of color; trans women; LGBTQIA; etc?

  3. In the past the ERA served as a beacon connecting generations of feminists. Do you believe the ERA maintains that generational connection today? How do you envision feminists working together to make change in the future?