May Book Club & Author Lecture
May Book Club
Title: The Only Woman in the Room by Beate Sirota Gordon
Date: Tuesday, May 18
Location: Lecture by author at PSU SMSU Ball Room (355)
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.