Roe v. Wade: Is This the End? This landmark 1973 decision may soon become history after 49 years of assuring American women's access to reproductive care. Join us on Tuesday, February 8, 9:30 - 11:00am, to hear from LWV OPRF member Ameri Klafeta, Director of ACLU Illinois' Women's and Reproductive Rights Project. Illinois is prepared to preserve reproductive rights, but what will it take? To attend this important virtual event, register here.
LWV IL has more training opportunities scheduled for the coming weeks. These are a great way to learn how to become more involved in our League.
LWV UMRR Workshop - Monday, February 7, 6:30pm: Climate activist Jackie Armstrong will lead a program on the En-ROADS simulation model for exploring key technology and policy solutions to address global warming. Go here to join the workshop on February 7 at 6:30pm.
Moderator Training for Candidate Forums -Thursday, February 17, 7:00 - 8:00pm. Members register here.
The Color of Law
LWV Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, and Buffalo Grove will be sponsoring a virtual book discussion of "The Color of Law" on Friday, February 25, from 7:00 - 9:00pm. Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Richard Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. Register here to participate in this virtual event.
Mark your calendars now for our League's Sunday, March 20 fundraiser, "An Afternoon with Eleanor Roosevelt." More information and ticket information will be in the February 14 Week in Preview.
The Feminist Four
This month's Feminists Four highlights four women with unpopular views: Amelia Bloomer, Carry Nation, Catherine A. MacKinnon, and Liz Cheney. Read more about these ladies here. If you click on each woman's picture in the newsletter, you will discover even more about their individual efforts.
Long time member Sylvia Christmas's husband, Larry, recently passed away. Larry Christmas worked as a city and regional planner before he became Oak Park Village President in 1993. You can read his obituary here. Our sympathies go out to Sylvia and her family.