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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Upcoming Meetings:

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – STEM Savy/Stellar Girls – Presenter: Lydia Gillus; Hostess: Sue Schultz  1:00PM

New member Lydia Gillus will present a program on STEM/Savy Girls. Lydia is an engineer who presents workshops to young girls through Boys and Girls Clubs, U-46, and Elgin Academy.

Thursday, June 28, 2018  Extraordinary Women – Social Activities, Political Leaders

Saturday, July 21, 2018   10:00 Am  Centro de Informacion – Auction Donation Breakfast, Hostess, Patty Harkin

Thursday, August 23, 20128  1:00PM Year in Review

March 22, 2018  1:00 PM – The Language of Inclusiveness, Respectful Communications Guidelines   

During this session the group will begin the process of self-examination, to look at ways that understanding yourself can be the road to better understanding people who are economically, culturally and racially different.  Rosemary Dyson will lead the discussion.

 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

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

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