Events

More information will be posted when it becomes available.

February 15, 2020, Saturday 2:00 pm
Book Discussion, “The Only Woman in the Room” by Marie Benedict is fictionalized story of Hedy Lamar, the beautiful movie star who escaped to the United States during World War II. She went on to invent a device capable of jamming torpedoes to go off-course. She was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Please read the book before the discussion if you can.

Panera
39 S. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge

February 22, 2020, Saturday 10:30 am
African American Suffragists and the Struggle for Representation.
We have partnered with the Des Plaines Library on a program presented by the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, Michelle Duster.  Even though the suffrage movement was focused on women gaining the right to vote, the battle was mostly fought separately along racial lines. White women shunned and marginalized African American women which propelled them to form their own groups. Author, speaker and educator, Michelle Duster explains the racial divisions of the suffrage movement and how the struggle for African American women to be included extends to today when it comes to documentation and commemorations of the movement. Please RSVP here.  No library card needed.

Des Plaines Library
1501 Ellinwood
Speaker: Michelle Duster

March 14, 2020, Saturday 10:30am
Film, Iron Jawed Angels
Des Plaines Library
1501 Ellinwood
Des Plaines

We will once again partner with the library to show the film Iron Jawed Angels. While this is not a new film, it is a “must see” movie. Even if you’ve seen it before, you will be moved and disturbed by what you see. The struggle for suffrage was not easy and it’s not over.

Join us at the library. If enough people are interested, we could once again get together for lunch afterwards.

April
Drinks and Dialogue – Equal Pay (watch this space for details.)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Annual Meeting (watch this space for details.)

 


Reading Group

Fourth Tuesday evening from September – May
We meet in members’ homes and read a variety of genres of books.