7/21/08: AAUW-Illinois Honors WITASWAN!

WITASWAN08On July 21, 2008, Linda Henning Cohen, the new President of AAUW-Illinois, sent me a letter concluding as follows:

“The AAUW-Illinois Board thanks you for your years of developing and promoting WITASWAN and wishes to acknowledge your outstanding accomplishments with the enclosed proclamation.”


You will always be credited as the original incubator of WITASWAN. I never could have achieved any of this without active support from AAUW-Illinois Board & Branch members all across the state.  My six years of service on the AAUW-Illinois Board (in the roles of Director of Leadership Development, Director of College/University Relations, & Director of International Relations) have been the source of friendships that are sure to last a lifetime 🙂


The acronym WITASWAN (wit-uh-swan) stands for Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now.

Download certificate as a pdf: CertificateKOD

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Jan Lisa Huttner is a Brooklyn-based arts critic & feminist activist. She is the creative force behind the SWAN Movement—Support Women Artists Now—which has just begun its third phase as International SWANs® (aka iSWANs). In the Jewish world, Jan is best known as the author of two books on Fiddler on the Roof—Tevye’s Daughters and Diamond Fiddler—both of which flow from a strongly feminist POV. She also served as both story consultant and “talking head” on the award-winning documentary Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.
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