March 2013 Luncheon Meeting

  • 03/08/2013
  • 11:30 AM
  • Urban League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


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Speaker: Rebecca Sive

A Fascinating Feminist, Rebecca Sive, Talks about Chicago's Own Jane Addams

Jane Addams founded Hull-House in 1889. But did you know that she was also a philosopher, a sociologist, an author, a leader in women's suffrage, a pacifist (in 1931, she won the Nobel Peace Prize), and an inspiration to many contemporary leaders? For International Women's Day (March 8), the ideas of two fascinating feminists add-up to a most special afternoon.

Rebecca Sive is a nationally recognized expert on women in politics and public leadership. She is President of The Sive Group Inc., (a public affairs firm), has received many awards for her civic leadership, and appears in Feminists Who Changed America, published by the University of Illinois Press. She has been an organizer of women's issues agendas for presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama. Rebecca writes regularly for The Huffington Post. Last fall, she taught a course at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy on women and public leadership, which was the first of its kind in that school's curriculum.

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30


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