Currently Browsing: December 11, 2007

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 […]

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12/08/07: Jane Addams Day Event @ CHM

After over a year of intense planning, AAUW-Illinois welcomed citizens from all around metro Chicago to our Jane Addams Day celebration at the Chicago History Museum.  Our guests including numerous Fulbright Fellows sponsored by the International Visitors Center of Chicago, as well as a sizeable contingent from Congregation Kol-Ami who had specifically come to hear […]

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“Jane” @ Ottawa (IL) Branch

Read Article in Ottawa TIMES       Last stop on my road trip only days before the first annual Jane Addams Day.  It was bitterly cold outside but the crowd inside was warm & attentive.  I wore slacks instead of my typical long skirt, knowing for sure that Jane would have approved (& even envied my options)!  Thanks […]

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Ray of Hope from LA Film Critics

  LA film critics threw their weight behind THERE WILL BE BLOOD, which I absolutely hated, but there was one glimmer of sunlight: they recognized Tamara Jenkins, writer/director of THE SAVAGES, for Best Original Screenplay.  Hooray!

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Best of ’07 from NYC Film Critics

  The New York Film Critics have thrown their weight behind the Coen Brothers’ new film NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, which I also thought was really good, but dig deeper into their announcement, & it’s the same old story: women directors & screenwriters who made terrific contributions this year have already been eliminated from contention.  Another year, […]

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