2007 Civic Center Way., Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
This is a free event. Donations welcome to support the LCWC scholarship fund.
The program will feature a lecture by Shelley Correll, Professor of Sociology at Stanford University followed by break-out discussion groups facilitated by Rev. Eileen Shanley-Roberts, Christ Episcopal Church, Waukegan.
Parking: Free validated parking with movie ticket or public transportation.
Please help spread the word and invite your friends. Open to all.
Celebrate the success of AAUW-Illinois WITASWAN (Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now) Project over the past 10 years. This initiative is all because of you and your support of Women Artists.
They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers...and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. In the thirties and forties, hundreds of women musicians toured the country in glamorous All-Girl Bands, while others played side by side with their male counterparts. Yet by the mid-fifties female jazz musicians had literally disappeared from the workplace; their names, their contributions to music, completely forgotten.
THE GIRLS IN THE BAND
tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day.These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.
Diversity: In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
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This branch of The American Association of University Women was organized in 1928. The Waukegan Area Branch serves all communities in northeast Lake County, Illinois.
In addition to monthly general meetings - open to the public - WAB has interest groups (At the Movies, Book Review, Exploring Culture, Reflections on Reading, Travelogue) that are for branch members and guests.
The Waukegan Area Branch also has a community project called Baby Hats with Love that provides hats for newborn babies at a local hospital.
WAB is a founding member of the Lake County Women's Coalition.
In addition to participating in district, state, and national events, WAB is a planning partner in AAUW-IL Networking Luncheon and AAUW-IL Scholars Brunch.
The Waukegan Area AAUW 75th Anniversary Grant is administered by the national organization. Local scholarships are administered locally.
We hope to meet you soon!