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January 2020

Bookmaking & Poetry Workshop

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201 United States
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Join Lea Lazarus Basile and Sue Gundlach for an afternoon book/zine making & poetry workshop, during this hands on workshop, both artists will be holding an informal artist talk.

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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

The Heat: A Kitchen Revolution

March 2 @ 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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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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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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Postponed – Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote

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

This event will be rescheduled to a later date. 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

Postponed – 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 performed by Fiona Maxwell, as well as nineteenth-century musical selections for guitar, mandolin, and harp guitar performed on historical instruments by Anne Waller, Mark Maxwell, and Brian Torosian. In partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum. EHC is located at 225 Greenwood Street. The…

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Postponed – 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

Mother’s Day House Walk

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

The Evanston History Center Mother’s Day House Walk will be a “Walk-By" this year. EHC invites people to (safely) walk, ride, or drive (following social distancing guidelines) in order to take part. The House Walk-By begins on Mother’s Day, May 10, and continues every day afterwards. About this year's walk: In honor of the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, EHC highlights the homes of Evanston women who fought for suffrage and those who served their community through…

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