Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings
NOTICE: Meetings for the 2021-22 Year will be in-person at the Holiday Inn O'Hare, but will also be simulcast on Zoom. Zoom details for each meeting will be emailed to members via the newsletter and also posted on the CWRT's Facebook page.
While not originally admitted to the earliest abolitionist societies, women were always an important part of the movement.
Some names, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Sojourner Truth have been remembered by history as influential ladies
in the anti-slavery movement, both with their words and actions. However, women from all walks of life--rich and poor,
black and white, northern and southern--spoke up about this issue that started out as a male political opinion but
turned into a hotly contested social matter for all. Their opinions were not without contest though- many were seen as
"stirring up trouble on the slavery issue" while others divided groups by breaking with convention. Throughout
women's history, only the most vocal or "politically correct" women are remembered as having an influence but during the
abolitionist movement, many women took a stand and raised their voices to help bring light to those with even less rights
than they had. On June 10th, Lauren Szady will explore some of these women and how their voices changed the course of the anti-slavery movement.
For our 2021-2022 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers:
Our in-person meetings are held at:Holiday Inn O'Hare
5615 N. Cumberland, Chicago, IL 60631
Parking at the Holiday Inn is FREE
Map and Directions
Dinner $40.00 Members and Non- Members
Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30
Presentation only is $10 per person.
Payable at the door, cash or check. Be there by 7:15. For those attending the presentation only, your reservation is appreciated but not required.
Dinner reservations should be received by Sunday evening prior to the meeting.
Please make your reservation in advance by emailing DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org with the names of your party or by calling (630) 460-1865
Cancellations: email us at DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org or call (630) 460-1865
Dinner choices. The CWRT does a buffet style dinner. The buffet will include caeser salad, pasta, garlic bread, two meats (grilled chicken, meat balls, or Italian sausage) and dessert.