Women and Culture Interest Group

Women and Culture Interest Group
Facilitator: Sue Schulz
Contact: sue.schulz@att.net or 847-741-7610

How does culture affect/effect us as women? How can we build an understanding of different cultures? How can we make meaningful connections within the diverse communities of our area? By participating in a variety of activities, we will expand our knowledge and understanding of global communities and those represented here in Elgin. These activities will broaden our opportunity to meet and connect with diverse women along with building our branch as an inclusive center that will know how to work with a diverse community and value what it will bring to the branch.

When: 3rd or 4th THURSDAY or some Saturdays of the month (open to change for special events). Email will be sent to membership with scheduled events.
Time: 1:00p.m. (subject to change for special events)
Place: Members homes (subject to change for special events)

This group is meant to be an organic environment, planned usually by each season. Member leadership is encouraged for planning and execution of meetings.

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Upcoming Meetings:  Summer, 2020
All scheduled meetings are Zoom meetings.  Contact Sue Schulz if you are interested in participating and want to receive the Zoom invitation.       sueschulz@att.net 

June 25       1:00 PM          Seneca Falls and Women’s History Tour 

July 23        1:00 PM        100th Anniversary Extraordinary Women of AAUW 

August 27  1:00 PM       TED Talk (TBA)


Past Meetings:

February 20, 2020   Hostess: Mary Navin 1:00 PM
Guest Speaker:  Erin Rheberg, Side Street Studio Arts

January 23, 2020   Hostess: Patty Harkin 1:00 PM
“Each One, Reach One” – film

December 19   1:00 PM      Zion Lutheran Church
Stepping into the Buddhist World & Women’s History Tour, Patty Harkin

October 24, 2019     Native American Presenter: Gina Roxie, Potawatami Tribe
Hostess: Sue Schultz

May 23, 2019   1PM    Elgin Coalition of Immigrant Rights
Hostess: Mary Navin

June 27, 2019   1PM      Extraordinary Women of Elgin 
667 Grand Avenue, Elgin

January 24, 2019
“Each One Reach One” -Elgin African American Community film
Hostess: Patty Harkin

December 13, 2018   7:00 PM
Kneseth Israel – 330 Divison Street, Elgin
“Jewish and Female” – Panel of Jewish women will discuss the role of women, feminism, professions, family, conversion and interfaith marriage.