What: Celebrating Jane Addams Day Program and Reception
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
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.