Join the party at the GGRWHC’s annual reception, hosted by Aquinas College’s Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center, which is itself named for a GGRWHC founder! We could also call the party Wine, Winnie & Women’s History! State Representative Winnie Brinks will honor us with a legislative tribute celebrating our 30th.
No homework required, but click
here if you want a peek at Rebecca Traister's
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. We will step off her reflections on the role of single women throughout American history, whether, despite ridicule and ostracism, they were better able than their married sisters to have impact on the world around them.
See what you think from our local examples:
Grace Ames Van Hoesen Businesswoman & first-wave suffragist/politician
World-class botanist & savvy real estate investor
Constance Mayfield Rourke Renowned cultural historian
Josephine Ahnefeldt Goss Educator, suffragist,
politician, club woman
Married Ladies Nineteenth-Century Club
Little-known 1890s African American women’s club,
both staid and radical.
Photo: Mary Roberts Tate
Jane Hibbard Idema
WWII Red Cross volunteer & second-wave feminist activist
Amy Dunham Strand & Margaret Idema
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
5 p.m. Wine & hors d’oeuvres
5:40 p.m. Welcome to 30th Anniversary & Celebratory Program
John F. Donnelly Conference Center at Aquinas College
Donnelly Conference Center, 157 Woodward Lane SE, just north of Robinson Road. Turn west off Woodward Lane into an Aquinas parking lot where a one-way sign points you in. Turn right up the hill to the Donnelly Center, where there is some parking; but you may need to park in the lower lot just off Woodward. View
Hats off to the historical women who've shaped West Michigan!
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