Women and Culture Interest Group

This group will meet to learn and reflect upon how culture affects us as women.

As we build an understanding of different cultures, we will learn to make meaningful connections within the diverse communities of our area.

By participating in field trips, special activities, and discussions based on books or movies, we will expand our knowledge and understanding of global communities, as well as those represented here in Elgin. The activities will broaden our opportunity to meet and connect with diverse women, and build our branch into an inclusive center that knows how to work with a multi-cultural community and values what it brings to the branch.

Facilitator:  Sue Schulz
Contact:      sue.schulz@att.net    or    847-741-7610


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Fall 2017 Event Schedule

August 26 – The Meet & Greet with the Laotian Women has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a different time.

September 21 – 1:00 PM Women & Culture Trivia Game Day/Fall Planning & Social – Hostess: Jean Hebeisen

This meeting will be a fun time to see what we have learned over the last year. Our trivia game will be a team effort, so even if you haven’t attended all our past meetings you’ll be able to enjoy this game. We will make plans and organize for our December meeting of Multi-Cultural Holidays. Please bring a little something to snack on.

October 20 -Time TBA  Diwali-Hindu New Year Celebration – Hindu Temple, 1851 S Rt.59, Bartlett   Organizer: Muriel Fenzel

This will be an opportunity for our branch members to be ambassadors for our AAUW branch. You will have an opportunity to learn more about this holiday, socialize with Hindu women and have a tasty Indian lunch.

December 14 – 1:00 PM   Cultural Holidays     Hostess: Sue Schultz

Did you know that from November 1st through January 15th there are approximately 29 holidays observed by 7 of the world’s major religions?  To celebrate the holidays, Women & Culture members will present a 3-5 minute talk that will highlight the main concepts of their choice of holiday or celebration. Our goal is to recognize and discuss the similarities and share what we all have in common.