We have several programs coming soon – click on the links below to discover more and RSVP as needed. Stay tuned for next week’s post!
First up is the Evanston Women’s Suffrage History Walking Tour on Saturday August 15th. This tour meets at Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. In this historic year of women’s suffrage, discover the prominent role Evanston women played in fighting for women’s rights on this walking tour that starts at the Frances Willard House and winds through nearby neighborhoods. The cost is $20 per person/$15 for members unless otherwise stated.
Next is The Vote: A WTTW Community Screening on Monday August 17th at 4:00 pm. Join WTTW and the EWHP for a virtual community screening and conversation of The Vote. One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, American Experience’s The Vote tells the dramatic story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote—a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. After the screening, Sylvia Ewing, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Outreach at Elevate Energy will moderate a live conversation featuring Sarah Malone, President of the AldonMalone Group; Lori Osborne, director of the Evanston Women’s History Project and Frances Willard House Museum in Evanston; Alice Palmer, former Illinois State Senator; and Rebecca Sive, political analyst and women’s leadership strategist and historian. The panel will discuss Illinois’ role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, how race impacted Women’s Suffrage and voting today.
And, on Tuesday August 18th the Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March starts and runs through August 26th. One way women fought for the right to vote was to take part in suffrage rallies and marches. Go on a walk, hike or bike ride and wear or carry something (see ideas in pdf below) that proclaims how you feel about the 100th anniversary of women voting. Go 1.9 miles or some other combination of 19 in honor of the 19th amendment. Post a picture on Facebook and share with the Evanston Women’s History Project. Be sure to follow social distancing recommendations and wear your mask if needed.
Click on the link below for some ideas for what to carry on your march and how to participate.