Tuesday Blast: Make A difference This week
Chicago Foundation for Women's Weekly eUpdate

The week of Jan. 23-29, 2007
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"What Will It Take?"
Our yearlong anti-violence initiative
FEATURE: Men's Initiative
Tony Porter, from A Call To Men, addresses the root causes of men's violence against women and how men can end it at the Foundation's Men's Initiative Kickoff on Jan. 17. MORE INFO...
Take Action: Illinois Paid Leave coalition
Work or family? You shouldn't have to choose. Support paid family and medical leave in Illinois: Send a postcard to your elected officials online, or if you are an employer, publicly support the bill. Click here to take action at Women Employed.

Mark your calendar
  • JAN. 25: Women in Global Business and Leadership - Real Stories, Real Challenges, Real Opportunities
    The Executives' Club of Chicago's Women's Leadership Breakfast Series
          7:30 - 9:30 a.m., Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
          Foundation supporters get discounted tickets.
          RSVP required. MORE INFO...
Coming up in February
  • FEB. 14: Give yourself a Valentine: learn about your heart.
          11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
          Chicago Foundation for Women, 1 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1620
          Brown bag lunch about women’s heart health.
          Featured speaker Lois J. Lipton, Foundation board chair and heart disease survivor, who trained at the Mayo Clinic to get right to the heart of the issues.
          RSVP required. MORE INFO…

  • FEB. 14: 5th Annual Valentine's Day Distinguished Family Violence Lecture: Can a piece of paper keep a battered person safe? Lessons from recent research on orders of protection
          2:15 - 4:30 p.m.
          DePaul Center, Room 8005, 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
          RSVP by Feb. 9 to (312) 362-5292 or Click here for the event flyer (PDF).

  • FEB. 15: Lunar New Year celebration: two events
    Breaking Barriers: Celebrating the Asian American Women in Illinois. Cosponsored by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and Madron LLC.
    Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
          Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin L. King Dr.
    Art gallery reception: 6 - 9 p.m.
          Madron LLC, 1000 W. North Ave., 3rd floor
          Luncheon tickets on sale.
          Reception benefits the Foundation's Asian American Leadership Council.
          RSVPs required. MORE INFO…

  • FEB. 22: Women and Children Last: The Impact of Food Deserts
    Cosponsored and hosted by Chicago Urban League
          8:30 - 10 a.m., 4510 S. Michigan Ave.
          A panel and discussion on food deserts – urban areas without full-service grocery stores.
          RSVP required. MORE INFO…

  • For more events see our calendar page.
In case you missed it
Read about the JAN. 16 POW-WOW event sponsored by the Foundation's Men's Initiative. MORE INFO...

in the news
  • JAN. 19: Breaking news: Illinois parental notification law. Minors seeking abortion services will have to tell their parents, though a new bill may expand their options. MORE INFO…

  • JAN. 18: For women’s sake, Keroack must go. Foundation’s board chair calls for President to withdraw controversial appointment to Office of Population Affairs. MORE INFO…

  • JAN. 17: WCIA Channel 3 television from Champaign-Urbana featured the Champaign site of the Men's Initiative. Windy City Times publicized the Foundation's Roe v. Wade 34th anniversary screening of "Speak Out: I Had an Abortion."

  • Read more in our Press Room or on our Past Events page.

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