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Chicago Trib Discovers "Celluloid Ceiling"

“Woman’s touch guided several of year’s best films”         Congratulations to the Trib for running Tom Long’s article, but in fact metro Chicago women have been leading the fight against “the celluloid ceiling” for years.  WITASWAN (“Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now!”) is an Illinois-based initiative now in its sixth year, & next…

AAUW President Applauds "Jane Addams Day"

AAUW’s national President, Ruth Sweetser, personally delivered a letter thanking AAUW-Illinois’ “Jane Addams Day” committee for all the work done to promote this precident-setting state day.  Furthermore, the AAUW website dedicated a page to our “Jane Addams Day” activities, noting: “AAUW of Illinois hopes this program will serve as a model for other states to celebrate important local women who were…

12/10/07: Jane Addams Day!!!

And then… the big day finally arrived!!!  We filled the dining hall at Hull-House, had a lovely lunch, personally thanked Pat Quinn (Illinois’ Lieutenant Governor) & congresswoman Barbara Flynn Currie (Democratic Majority Leader, Illinois House of Representatives) for their support, & heard wonderful presentations by Lucy Knight & Jean Bethke Elshtain.  Both Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) & Chicago…