January 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 amRegistration required; contact the organizer.
Jane Addams is one of the most influential and admired women in American history. Her name is synonymous with “Hull House” – one of the first and greatest examples of settlement house social work and community organizing in the USA. Along with Ellen Starr, she changed the way Chicagoans and Americans thought about providing social service for immigrants and the poor. The unique effectiveness of Hull House has been demonstrated many times over in its impact on Chicago and the numerous institutions that sprung up around the country in an attempt to duplicate its model.
If Hull House had been her only accomplishment, Jane Addams would be absolutely deserving of the respect of every succeeding generation of Americans.
However, as you will learn in this unique and fascinating multimedia presentation, the life of Jane Addams was complex, her accomplishments great, and her influence very profound on many aspects of American life. She was a political activist, educational reformer, a champion of women’s rights and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Your admiration and respect for Jane Addams will only grow as you witness her long and effective life.
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE CONTACT THE VENUE IN ADVANCE!
- January 29
9:30 am - 11:00 am
- Registration required; contact the organizer.
- Event Categories:
- Political History, Women's History
- Event Tags:
- charity, Chicago, Hull House, Jane Addams, paying it forward, Politics, Progressive Movement, Religion, Theodore Roosevelt, Voting, women's history
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- College of Lake County
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