In 2019-2020, the United States is commemorating the centennial of the transformative constitutional amendment that guaranteed the right of citizens to vote would not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex. American women fought for, and won, the vote through their voice and action.
The Chicago Bar Association proudly celebrates Law Day 2020 and the American Bar Association’s theme, “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100,” with the below video compilation. Law Day is held on May 1st every to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession.
The video compilation features remarks from, YLS Chair Octavio Duran, the First Vice President of The Chicago Bar Association, Maryam Ahmad, and key note remarks from the Chief Judge of United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer. The featured music is taken from a performance of “Hallelujah Chorus” by The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, with friends from the DePaul Community Chorus and Niles Metropolitan Chorus.
For more information on the American Bar Association’s Law Day celebration, you can visit their site here: