Rockford Women’s Suffrage Plaza
The Steering Committee of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial 2020 is proud to announce the completion of the Rockford Women’s Suffrage Plaza.
On Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. we dedicated the six mosaic benches surrounding the beautiful sculpture adjacent to the YMCA Log Lodge. The creation and realization of our historic project will then be complete, though our work to maintain and sustain the plaza will not have ended.
Article about the the project on the Wander Woman website
ERA: How Long Must We Wait?
The Northwest Suburban and Jane Addams Branches invites you to ERA: How Long Must We Wait? on Tuesday, Sept. 21st at 7:30 pm.Women have been struggling for gender equity in our Constitution ever since Abigail Adams admonished her husband John to “remember the ladies.” Despite federal and state laws, and wide public support, implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment remains elusive, and Courts do not take gender discrimination as seriously as other forms of inequality. Why is this so difficult? What can we do about it right now?
Advance Registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlde-gqTgjEtX1NOGhJOkc1mIF9T4TvxrV
Presenter: Marti Sladek, retired attorney whose practice was centered on employment discrimination and civil rights. She is a long time ERA activist both independently and through NOW, AAUW, DuPage Democratic Women and the national ERA Coalition. Her experiences with ERA are as varied as discussing our lack of gender equity with a member of the National Assembly while in Cuba, and having dinner with the infamous Phyllis Schlafley. She and other ERA warriors were recognized for their efforts by the Illinois Women’s Leadership Institute after Illinois finally ratified the Equal Rights Amendment in 2018.
After registering, you will receive an email with the link to join the program. If you have any questions, contact Kate Skegg, program registrar at aauwJaneAddams@gmail.com
Trip Scheduled to Illinois Holocaust Museum
temporary exhibitions. Plan to come and invite others to join us. Lunch will be at the museum. Box lunches are $12 each. Admission is $12 for seniors and $15 for those younger than 65.
There must be at least 15 paid admissions in advance for the tour to take place.
Send checks for $24 ( museum event and lunch) to Faye Marcus.
K-Fact Update – Get an Update on Rockford Program for Girls
unique program to support girls during high school and college, she’ll
return for our Nov. 6 gathering. She’ll lead us on a 10 a.m. tour of the Keeping Families and
Communities Together (K-FACT) rooms at Girls Space, 318 N. Church St., third Floor, in Rockford.
UCC/First Presbyterian Church in downtown Rockford. Watch for details in email.
Rockford University Brown Bag Series
To register, click here: https://alumlc.org/rockford/10506
Our online calendar provides dates for local and state AAUW events. We also periodically provide information local partner program presentations.
Note: Due to COVID-19 cancellations, please look at the Initiative and the online calendar for more details on scheduled events.
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