LWV OPRF March 7 Week in Preview
Eleanor Roosevelt
What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to hear Eleanor Roosevelt’s story told in her own words in a virtual performance on Sunday, March 20, at 2:00pm? Tickets are $25 and will benefit League programs.

This one-woman show presented by Schaumburg’s Lynn Rymarz is a fundraiser for the LWV OPRF. The Zoom presentation will be followed by a Q&A with Ms. Rymarz, who performs as famous women in history such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Hamilton, and Julia Child. Go here to purchase tickets.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Story, Her Day, is drawn from her writings, including her long-running newspaper column, My Day. Discover the path that led her on the journey to her marriage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to being the mother of six children, and to the White House, where she will tell you of her work during WWII. She will share with you how she gained the confidence to step out of the traditional women’s role and how she faced her fears, celebrated her joys, and grew from her struggles as a daughter, wife, mother, and friend. See and share the flyer here.
Last Call! Second Tuesday Forum
Sign up today to learn about The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact: What is it? How does it Work? coming on Zoom March 8, 9:30am. Our new LWV OPRF member Barbara Paterick will discuss the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and what it could mean nationally and for Illinois.  For additional information on the NPVIC, go here. Register here to receive the Zoom link.
Women's History Month News
March 8 is International Women's Day, and in Oak Park, a concert focusing on "Break the Bias" will be performed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph, at 7:00pm. Go here to purchase tickets.

On March 22, the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest presents Jeanne Schultz Angel speaking on "Universal Suffrage:Looking Back and Forward." This will be in person, from 7:00-8:00pm, at the Museum, 129 Lake St., Oak Park. Go here to learn more and to purchase tickets.

For the month of March, the Oak Park Library's Children's Services Team has created a kids' self-paced, interactive indoor scavenger hunt featuring 25 interesting, inspiring, and trailblazing women. Stop by the first floor service desk for details.

President Biden on Thursday signed into law landmark workplace legislation that forbids companies from forcing sexual harassment and assault claims into arbitration, a widely criticized way of settling litigation outside the public court system. While this is welcome news for all genders, employers can still force workers to take all kinds of other complaints to private dispute resolution — including civil rights claims over race, and pay inequality. Read about it here.

Veteran astronaut and Belleville, Illinois native Dr. Sandra Magnus will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in June, according to the Kennedy Space Center. Only 101 people have received the honor. Congratulations Dr. Magnus! Read more here.
Great Decisions

Each year the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions program produces a book on 8 topics to stimulate thought-provoking discussion on U.S. foreign policy and global affairs. On Thursday March 3, the topic was Putin's Russia. 
This concise article on Vladimir Putin's undisputed 22-year rule of Russia coupled with the devastating invasion of Ukraine made for an exciting discussion. The group that previously met at the Maze Branch Library is meeting on Zoom. Barbara Patereck, long time member of the League of Women Voters and new member of our Oak Park/ River Forest League, skillfully led this discussion. The next meeting is Thursday, March 17, and will cover Myanmar & ASEAN.
Sister League Event
LWV La Grange Area is having a Legislative Luncheon this month, and they have extended an invitation to members of the Oak Park-River Forest League. They will be hosting Amy Campanelli to speak on "Working to Restore Justice to Our Criminal Justice System." This in-person event is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, from 11:30am-2:00pm at Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park. The ticket price is $25 for lunch and the program. Email league@lagrangearealwv.org to reserve your ticket.
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