Justice Clark Receives Pioneer Award from Women's Advocacy Group

November 12, 2015 4:50 PM | Anonymous

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark was the keynote speaker at the Vision 2020’s Conference when the group met recently in Nashville for their Vision 2020 Fifth National Congress. Vision 2020 was founded at Drexel University and is a national coalition of organizations and individuals united in their commitment to achieve women’s economic and social equality.  The group’s goal is to accelerate the pace of women's progress toward full equality by the year 2020, when the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of women's voting rights. 

Justice Clark noted that she was “energized and uplifted by the goals of the organization and the collective power of the women from around the country who are leading it."

A large portion of the conference in Nashville was devoted to the women’s suffrage movement. “The choice of Nashville as Vision 2020's mid-decade site demonstrated our respect for the historic contribution Tennessee suffragists achieved when their state became the 36th and last state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920,” said Lynn H. Yeakel, founder and executive director of Vision 2020.

Justice Cornelia A. Clark receives the Pioneer Award from Lynn H. Yeakel, founder and executive director of Vision 2020.

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