“Jane” @ Wheaton/Glen Ellyn (IL) Branch

 Sixth stop on my “Jane Addams Day” roadshow: members of AAUW-Illinois’ Batavia/Geneva/St Charles Branch were able to retrieve the VHS tape from their recalcitrant VCR & send it to me overnight so that I could show DINNER AT JANE’S to members of the Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Branch as scheduled.

As I do everywhere, I urged Branch members to let all their local libraries, schools & bookstores know that “Jane Addams Day” is imminent.  Books for children, teenagers, & adults can be ordered from Women & Children First bookstore (AAUW-Illinois “official partner” for online orders).

Thanks much to Program VP Marilyn Mayer Wiedermann for her eloquent introduction as well as all her insightful comments (based on her own reading).  Thanks too for the terrific dinner at FIGO’s (Glen Ellyn’s gourmet Italian restaurant).  Photo on the far right shows “Glen Ellyn Jane” with Marilyn (right) & Past-President Suzanne Balk (left).

For more information about DINNER AT JANE’S & all of AAUW-Illinois’ plans for Jane Addams Day celebrations statewide, visit the AAUW-Illinois website.  The first annual Jane Addams Day in Illinois is 12/10/07.

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    • Marilyn Wiedemann
    • November 9, 2007

    The presentation was, of course, another great job by Jan Lisa Huttner who is always able to be funny and informative at the same time. From her we learned lots of important things about the Chicago Branch–with its long history of conscientious members like Jane Addams–and from the film we learned about specific women at work worldwide on equity for women and justice for their citizens. The film is great at interweaving stills from Hull House with the lively women dining at it and commenting on current work that echoes the Hull House principles which are expressed by a narrator between live takes. A great film. See it!

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