Jane Addams Day 2018

addamsAAUW Jane Addams Day on December 10, 2018

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What:  Celebrating Jane Addams Day Program and Reception

When:  Monday, December 10

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:  Jane Addams Hull-House Museum  800 South Halsted Street, Chicago on the UIC campus   www.hullhousemuseum.org

Food: Light refreshments

Parking:  Public Transportation, street parking, or Halsted St. parking lot or UIC Halsted stop on CTA Blue Line

RSVP:  To Paula Perkins, p3perkins@gmail.com by December 8th or 773-525-1253

Join us for a celebration of the Jane Addams legacy with a program, refreshments and visit to the new exhibit in the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum entitled: “Participatory Art: Crafting Social Change”, a multidisciplinary exhibition that will explore the Social Settlement’s influence on visual and performing arts in Chicago through historical and contemporary practices: bookbinding, the origins of art therapy, ceramics, theater, and performance. Additional details about the program to come.

In May 2006, the State of Illinois declared December 10th as Jane Addams Day to honor her contributions to Illinois and the world. During her lifetime, she had numerous, outstanding achievements; she was a founder for many important institutions such as the social settlement Hull-House, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. AAUW is very proud that Jane Addams was a founding member of the Chicago AAUW branch in 1889. Jane Addams Day is an opportunity to celebrate the Hull-House progressive tradition and the practice of peace, and to bring people together who are working on peace and justice.

Thank you to Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for partnering with the Chicago Inc. Branch and hosting the celebration

AAUW advances equity and education for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Since its’ founding in 1881, AAUW members have worked on tackling the issues of the day from social to political issues.

For more information about Jane Addams Day in Illinois, check out the AAUW website: http://aauw-il.aauw.net/about/jane/. For more information about the Chicago Inc. branch of AAUW go to https://chicago-il.aauw.net/ or check out Chicago Branch of AAUW on Facebook.