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January 2020

Rightfully Hers Exhibit

January 1 @ 12:00 am - August 31 @ 11:59 pm

Sites throughout Evanston will host Rightfully Hers, a popup exhibition from the National Archives commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. The schedule of locations is as follows: January - Evanston Civic Center - 2nd Floor Gallery - 2100 Ridge Avenue February - YWCA Evanston/North Shore - 1215 Church…

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On The Same Terms: 150 Years of Women at Northwestern

January 1 @ 12:00 am - June 20 @ 11:59 pm
Northwestern University, Deering Library – 1937 Sheridan Road United States + Google Map

On The Same Terms: 150 Years of Women at Northwestern explores the history of the education of women at the University. The exhibit is on display at NU's Deering Library - 1937 Sheridan Road - through June 20, 2020. More at https://www.northwestern.edu/150-years-of-women/learn/library-exhibit/index.html

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February 2020

Citizenship as a Foundation of Rights

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The League of Women Voters of Evanston hosts a talk by Dr. Richard Sobel titled "Citizenship as Foundation of Rights" that will examine the nature of citizenship for Americans and the connections to voting rights, their expression and suppression Sobel is a writer and academic, director of the Cyber Privacy Project and member of ACLU boards. The talk is free and will take place at Three Crowns Park, 2323 McDaniel Ave, Evanston. Lunch is provided for $20. More at https://www.lwve.org/calendar.html

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President’s Day Program

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

President's Day hosted by the Fort Dearborn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Evanston History Center (225 Greenwood Street) includes a dramatic portrayal of Catharine Waugh McCulloch. McCulloch was an Attorney who was a leader in the suffrage movement in Evanston and Illinois. She also served as VP of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, was active in the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, and was a notable member of the Fort Dearborn Chapter DAR. Free to…

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March 2020

Book Discussion: These Truths

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EPL History Book Group discusses These Truths, chapters 11-16 by Jill Lepore. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 3rd floor. In the second half of These Truths, Jill Lepore begins with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote. In keeping with an overall feminist reframing of American history, Lepore covers the accomplishments of major women figures over the last 100 years, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Hillary Rodham, all part of a…

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The Heat: A Kitchen Revolution

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s annual film screening in honor of International Women’s Day will be a showing of the documentary The Heat: A Kitchen Revolution at the Rotary International Headquarters (1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston) on Monday March 2 at 5:30- 8 p.m. The Heat takes viewers into a behind-the-scenes world of restaurants and explores changing gender norms in the industry. More at https://www.ywca-ens.org/

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Exhibit Opening: Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For International Women's Day, Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote - a new exhibit at the Evanston History Center - 225 Greenwood Street - will hold an opening from 1-4 p.m. Telling the story of Evanston women and their strategic and critical work for women’s suffrage, the exhibit features archival resources, artifacts and costumes from the EHC collection. Free to the public.

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Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Evanston women were at the forefront of the intellectual and strategic battle for women’s suffrage. Lori Osborne, Director of the Evanston Women’s History Project, will give a talk based on her research on the subject for the exhibit Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street. Admission is $10, free for EHC members.

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