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iGEM Summit

An International Gender Equality Movement (iGEM) Summit will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10-3 pm at Harris Hall on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston. This event is hosted by iGem, a campus chapter of the United Nation’s Foundation campaign Girl Up, working in collaboration with the Women’s Center and other campus …

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Temperance and Woman’s Suffrage: An Untold Story

Lori Osborne, director of the Evanston Women’s History Project, was recently invited to speak on a panel covering the topic of Temperance and Woman Suffrage at the National Archives in Washington D.C. In partnership with the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, the National Archives hosts an annual women’s history month event and this year the event …

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Documentary on the history of the Woman’s Club airing locally for Women’s History Month

A locally produced documentary on the history of the Evanston Woman’s Club has been airing on local cable stations and will be shown at a free event at the Evanston Public Library. Produced by The Reporters, The Woman’s Club of Evanston: Making a Difference covers the history of the club throughout its many years of service …

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Women’s History Month Program: Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites

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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International Women’s Day Evanston 2015!

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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75 Years as a Women’s History Resource in Evanston!

Happy 75th birthday to the Frances E. Willard Memorial Library and Archives. Founded to honor Frances Willard’s 100th birthday, this institution continues to be a major resource for telling the story of her life and the work of the many women involved in the temperance movement and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Evanston is lucky …

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Women’s History at Local Museums

Two new exhibits are up at local museums and both look to have great women’s history stories included — At LUMA, Loyola University of Chicago’s art museum, Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014, is on display through October 16, 2014. Using historical maps, books, objects, and textiles, Crossings and Dwellings tells the story of …

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Women’s History Walking Tour – Summer 2014 – August 2

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 members. When: August 2, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Where: All tours begin at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street. Reservations are not needed but they are encouraged via email –ewhp@evanstonhistorycenter.org. …

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