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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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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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April 2020

Invisible Women Book Discussion – Evanston Public Library

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EPL Keepinitreal Book Group discusses Invisible Women: data bias in a world designed for men by Caroline Criado-Pérez - Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 3rd floor. In a modern age, women may have the right to vote, but are still negatively impacted by gender bias in unseen ways. Criado-Pérez uses case studies and research to show how male-biased information continues to impact the lives of women.

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Performing in the Parlor

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Performing in the Parlor: A Literary and Musical Entertainment with Suffrage Songs and Recitations will take place at the Evanston History Center and include an authentic nineteenth-century parlor performance with dramatic readings and woman’s suffrage speeches, as well as nineteenth-century musical selections performed on historical instruments. In partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum. EHC is located at 225 Greenwood Street. The program is $10 for general public, free for EHC and FWHM members.

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Race and Rights: Wells, Willard and Addams

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Who gets to be a citizen? How did debates in Chicago around voting, lynching and women’s rights break down across racial lines? The panel discussion will focus on the historical breakdowns in feminism and race for Frances Willard and Jane Addams, and tell the story of Ida B. Wells’ efforts to hold them each accountable. At Harris Hall at Northwestern University, 1881 Sheridan Road. Presented by the Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives, in partnership with Jane Addams Hull…

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May 2020

Why They Marched Book Discussion – Evanston Public Library

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EPL Keepinitreal Book Group discusses Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Susan Ware. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 3rd floor. In this historical account, Ware goes beyond the commonly known Women's Suffrage icons, delving more deeply into the lives of several lesser-known but important suffrage fighters.

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Mother’s Day House Walk

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Evanston History Center Annual Mother’s Day House Walk - This year, women’s stories past and present will be highlighted on the walk. 225 Greenwood Street. Tickets at https://www.evanstonhistorycenter.org/

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One Woman, One Vote Film Showing

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

One Woman, One Vote. This PBS American Experience episode documents the 72-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Narrated by Susan Sarandon. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor.

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Suffragette Film Showing

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Suffragette. Inspired by true events, this moving drama explores the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. Starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor.

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Suppressed Film Showing

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. This 2019 documentary features experts, poll watchers and everyday Americans speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. The film exposes ways that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor.

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Not For Ourselves Alone

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Not for Ourselves Alone. This two-part, Ken Burns directed documentary presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor.

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