LWV OPRF September 7 Week in Preview
HERstory: The 19th Amendment Turns 100!
After working together on the show Dangerous Women, Chicago cabaret artists Catherine Thomson and Anita Kallen have reunited to prove once again that "well-behaved women seldom make history." They celebrate - in song and HERstory - the rabble-rousing pioneers who won the right to vote for the women of America. With music by Sondheim, Lennon & McCartney, the Sherman Brothers, Parton, Schwartz, Porter, and others, Anita and Catherine weave in the story of women's suffrage from second-class citizenship at the nation's founding to the nail-biting final days in the fight for ratification of the 19th Amendment. We're excited to announce a "kickoff" event for this virtual performance with the Skokie Theatre on Labor Day from 3:00 to 4:00pm. You can buy your tickets ($15 per household) here and watch the show from the comfort of your living room!  If you're an individual who would like to see the show and can't make the Labor Day event, contact the Skokie Theatre at 19thAmendmentShow@gmail.com to get on the list for an upcoming pay-per-view event.
Fall Kick-off
LWV OPRF Kickoff Event Coming Soon! Join us virtually on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00pm for Reimagining Community Policing: Constructive Community Solutions with LaDon Reynolds, Chief, Oak Park Police; Christian Harris, Business Owner and Director, Oak Park Library Board; Colleen Sutkus, Sarah's Inn, Forest Park; Anita Pindiur, Way Back Inn/Grateful House, Maywood, and Sharon Welch, League of Women Voters Chicago. Free and open to the public, invite your friends! Download the flyer here and register for the event here. Registration closes at 5:oopm Tuesday, September 15.
Run/Walk to the Polls
LWV Wheaton is sponsoring a Virtual Run/Walk to the Polls 5K Fundraiser. Help get out the vote by spreading the word through your own neighborhood. Your registration fee includes a commemorative shirt and a donation to LWV Wheaton. Submit your time online any time during October 9-11. The registration fee is $35 but only $15 for students.  Register here by September 24 to be guaranteed your preferred t-shirt size. Choose your own path! Walk in your own neighborhood and walk or run 5K at your own pace. A 5K is 6,000 steps and you submit your self-timed results. Let's get moving!
Criminal Justice
Please review the introduction to the study that the Criminal Justice Committee members have been working on. Last week you saw a summary of the 14 sections and weekly posts will appear so that our members can familiarize themselves with the complete study. The first meeting to review all information will be virtual on October 29. Committee members are Beverly Graham, Joan Petertil, Michelle Fitz-Henry, Marsha Borders, Suzanne Davis,
Mary Cay Murray, and Judy Crown.
Brave New Films
Sister, Sister
LWV IL  September Update