THIS EVENT IS TENTATIVE DUE TO COVID-19
MARCH OF THE WOMEN:
MUSIC FOR THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF SUFFRAGE
Presented by Phil Passen
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Crystal Lake Country Club
On Saturday, April 17, 2021, our branch will host its Annual Spring Luncheon, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment – delayed by one year due to COVID-19. We have a very special program for you this year, featuring Phil Passen. From his website:
“2019 marked 100 years since Congress passed the 19th amendment — forbidding states to deny the right to vote on the basis of sex — on June 4, 1919, and sent it to the states for ratification. Illinois was one of the first three states, along with Michigan and Wisconsin, to ratify the amendment, just six days after Congress passed it. 2020 marked 100 years since August 1920, when Tennessee became the last of the necessary 36 states to ratify the amendment, thus making it the law of the land.
This program consists of songs about women’s suffrage from as early as the mid-nineteenth century through 1920. In addition, the program includes songs from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries about the role of women in society, including songs about equal work for equal pay, reproductive rights, and other relevant topics. It begins with “Winning the Vote,” a humorous but pointed song written in 1912 as a conversation between men and women about women’s suffrage; and end with “Bread and Roses,” the anthemic song of women workers based on a poem inspired by the 1912 Lawrence textile strike. This is an entertaining and informative look at the fight for women’s right to vote and the continuing fight for women’s rights.”
Branch members donate themed baskets for our raffle, giving participants a chance to go home with fabulous prizes.
This fundraiser, our biggest of the year, supports educational scholarships and programs of the Crystal Lake Area Branch of AAUW.
About Phil Passen: https://www.philpassen.com