Jane Addams was an inspired Illinois woman and founding member of the Chicago AAUW branch.
She is best known as the founder of Hull-House, offering women the opportunity to become agents for social, political, education, and economic change in their own lives and in the lives of others as well. Among many achievements, Jane Addams was:
- A founder and the first president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
- A founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- A founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- The first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
Find more information about the virtual Jane Addams branch by contacting Kate Skegg.
Conferences and Special Meetings for 2013 – 2014
October 26, 2013
District 4 & 5 Fall Meeting
Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Rd, DesPlaines, IL
Click here to read your Fall 2013 AAUW-IL LINK!
January 18, 2014, 11:30am to 3:00pm
31th Annual Networking Luncheon
Deerfield Embassy Suites, 1445 Lake Cook, Rd, Deerfield, IL
Speaker: Laura Caldwell, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Director of Life After Innocence
May 3 – 4, 2014
Illinois State Convention
St. Charles, IL
Please join AAUW colleagues and friends for these and other events.