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Monday, March 6, 2017

March is Women's History Month

Mother Jones, portrayed by Betsey Means (WomanLore) visited the Lake County Women's Coalition on Saturday for the annual brunch to celebrate Women's History Month.   She told us about the textile workers' march that she led in 1903 from Philadelphia to New York (right up to Theodore Roosevelt's door at Oyster Bay).  The march brought attention to the exploitation of child workers.  (You can read more about it here .)

The 2017 WHM theme is "trailblazing women in business and labor."  The sixteen LCWC member organizations honored local women who exemplify the theme.   AAUW honored Mary Alyce, who was a pioneer in food service safety for the county.  Zion Woman's Club honored Cheri, who was the first woman snowplow driver for IDOT (at age 23) and who is now the Zion Township Supervisor.

About 150 people attended the event. AAUW had the largest delegation.

 I contributed the two bags I made last month (here) to the bucket raffle and a quilt (here) to the silent auction. Proceeds go to scholarships at the College of Lake County.

And I won the third portion of the split-the-pot! (Half to LCWC and three winners of the remainder.)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun and interesting day. Trying to figure out how you got a third of a 50/50 split!


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