Tuesday, March 3, 2009

MARCH 2009

The Band's Visit (2007), called "a sweet-and-sour comedy" by the New York Times critic, will be discussed 7pm, Monday, March 2, by the At the Movies interest group at the home of the hostess.

Reflections on Reading will meet at 7pm, Thursday, March 5, at the home of the hostess. The book for discussion is The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, a Waukegan native. Also, at this meeting we will be choosing book titles for our reading for May and September.

Plan to join AAUW and CARE (one of the largest relief and humanitarian organizations in the world) and more than 120,000 people in 400 theaters across the US to celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday, March 5. CARE is hosting a one-night event featuring the theatrical premiere of A Powerful Noise, an acclaimed documentary that follows three extraordinary women in Vietnam, Bosnia, and Mali. These women are each overcoming gender barriers and rising up to claim a voice in their societies by fighting AIDS, rebuilding communities, and educating girls. Gurnee Mills Cinema is one of the theaters screening this special film.

Continue your celebration of International Women's Day, Friday, March 6, at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago. There will be an International Fair at 10:30am and a luncheon at noon. This year's keynote speaker is Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities and host and producer of the nationally syndicated public radio show Smart City and an expert on urban issues. Register online at http://www.chicagowomensday.org/.

The Waukegan Area Branch's next general meeting is Tuesday, March 10, at 7:00pm at the Waukegan Public Library. Our speaker will be Sarah Bristol-Gould, Ph.D., from Northwestern University. She is the assistant director for research and educational programs for the Institute for Women’s Health Research, and she is the coordinator of the Illinois Women’s Health Registry, her topic for our program.

AAUW-IL, Inc., Lobby Day
10am-3pm, Tuesday, March 10
With Planned Parenthood
Hall of Flags, Capitol Building, 2nd & Edwards Streets, Springfield, IL 62706
Questions? Go to http://www.aauw-il.org/ and click on the Lobby Day link.

This year's Educational Foundation Brunch will be at 10:30am, Saturday, March 14, at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Come hear EF Grant and Fellowship recipients tell their remarkable stories.

The fourth annual Women's Film Festival at McHenry County College will be held Sunday, March 15, at 1pm. Commemorating Women's History Month, the festival this year will feature films on motherhood.

The branch board will meet 7pm, Thursday, March 26, at the home of the hostess.

The fifth annual WITASWAN* film event
12:30-4pm, Saturday, March 28
City North 14 Theatre, 2600 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.
This year’s film is True Love, co-written and directed by Nancy Savoca, who will be at a reception following the screening. Questions? Contact Jan Lisa Huttner at witaswan@msn.com .
*Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now!

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