In June 1913, Illinois became the first state east of the Mississippi to grant women the right to vote for presidential electors and some local offices. The League of Women Voters Chicago is holding a celebration of this occasion
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
6 to 8 p.m
226 S. Wabash Ave.
Co-sponsoring the celebration are Chicago Area Women's History Council and Working Women's History Project. This event will feature an original play by Mary Bonnett about three Illinois women, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Catherine Waugh McCulloch, and Grace Wilbur Trout, whose activism was crucial in making women's suffrage a reality in this state. Ald. Leslie Hairston will be our featured speaker. The cost of this event is $25, which includes salad, pizza, and wine. Scroll down and click on the link below for a flyer.
RSVP with payment required by June 1. Online at LWVChicago.org or mail checks made out to LWVChicago Education Fund to LWVChicago, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 525,Chicago, IL 60604