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Evanston’s celebration of International Women’s Day will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Upstairs Theatre of Evanston Township High School. The theme this year is Be Bold, Let’s Move the Needle: A Conversation on Women’s Economic Progress and the Journey Ahead. Evelyn Diaz, President of the Heartland Alliance, will be […]

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Untold Stories: Enslaved People in the Home of the Grimke Family By Louise W. Knight Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7pm When we think about how enslaved people responded to their bondage, we often think first of those who liberated themselves through the underground railroad, but this is only part of the story. Join us for a […]

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Here are some highlights from the EWHP in 2016. We are looking forward to a busy 2017! in 2016, the Joan Barr Smith Endowment for Women’s History moved to the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF). Barr Smith was Evanston’s first female mayor and this move honors Joan’s long commitment to both women’s history and Evanston, and […]

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Evanston Women and the 19th is a web resource that was introduced by the Evanston Women’s History Project last fall. The information on the collections is valuable, and recent updates make the materials more interactive and engaging for visitors. These updates include: a new contextual timeline that opens the exhibit, offering visitors a view of […]

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In partnership with the Frances Willard Historical Association. Meets in front of the Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue. Explore the revolutionary history of Evanston’s women by viewing the houses and buildings where they worked to transform our cultural landscape. Cost: $20/$15 for Evanston History Center and Frances Willard Historical Association members. When: June 18 and September […]

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Evanston’s celebration of International Women’s Day 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at First Methodist Church, 516 Church Street. The keynote speaker this year is Dr. Beth Richie, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her presentation is titled Gender Violence: Addressing Injustice. All are invited to: ENGAGE […]

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and families are increasingly visible in popular culture and local communities; their struggles for equality appear regularly in news media. While this is a relatively new situation, same-sex love and desire has a long-standing history and can provide historical context for current events. Building from her recently published […]

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The 2015 celebration of International Women’s Day in Evanston will take place Friday, March 6th from 7:45 – 9 am at the Woman’s Club of Evanston. This year’s topic will be: Ending Sex Trafficking Locally and Globally. For more information and to register, click here. For more about the historic connection of Evanston to International Women’s […]

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100 years ago in June 1913, Illinois women won the right to vote. The story of the battle for suffrage in Illinois is important for several reasons: Illinois was the first state east of the Mississippi to expand the vote to women; Illinois was a more populous state than any previous state to give women […]

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2013 brings the 100th anniversary of two important women’s history moments – one with a national interest, one with a particular interest in Evanston and Illinois. In March of 2013, the nation will mark the anniversary of the 1913 Washington D.C. suffrage parade. The crowd response to this parade, turning a peaceful march into a […]

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