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…

Jane Addams & Her Jewish Neighbors

Tzivi’s Spotlight for December ‘07 People who remember where the “Maxwell Street Market” neighborhood used to be don’t need me to remind them that Hull-House is located in the heart of what was once one of Chicago’s most heavily-populated Jewish neighborhoods.  Therefore, it is no surprise that prominent Jewish philanthropists such as Julius Rosenwald (president of Sears,…