Tuesday Blast: Make A difference This week

The week of Feb. 13-19, 2007
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Our yearlong anti-violence initiative
Spread the word: Public Awareness
International Women's Day on March 8 will unveil the public awareness and education plans for "What Will It Take?" Soon we want all of Illinois to be asking themselves the question and thinking of solutions.
New Federal Budget Doesn't Add Up

Executive Director Hannah Rosenthal explains how the President's proposed 2008 budget will affect women and girls. She says, "Public budgets are more than just numbers. These are moral documents." MORE INFO...

  • In Memoriam: Three women leaders passed away recently. Harriet Woods , political trailblazer and founder of Emily's List; Mary Lou Beatty , journalist and former Washington Post editor; and  Molly Ivins , insightful and outspokenly liberal columnist and author.

  • February is American Heart Month. How can women protect themselves from heart disease? Board Chair Lois J. Lipton says, "Know the risks, know the symptoms and pay attention to them. Don't allow denial to rule your life." Learn more at the lunch tomorrow (see more below).

Mark your calendar
  • FEB. 14: Give yourself a Valentine: Learn about your heart.
          11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1620
          Lois J. Lipton, Foundation board chair and heart disease survivor, trained at the Mayo Clinic to get right to the heart of the issues. Brown bag lunch.
          RSVP required. 

  • FEB. 14: Orders of protection: Can a piece of paper keep a battered person safe? 
    A "What Will It Take?" cosponsored program
          2:15 - 4:30 p.m., DePaul Center, Room 8005, 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
          RSVP by Feb. 9 to (312) 362-5292 or
    View the event flyer (PDF). MORE INFO...
This Week
  • FEB. 15: Lunar New Year - Breaking Barriers: Celebrating the Asian American Women in Illinois
    An Asian American Leadership Council cosponsored event
    Also sponsored by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and Madron LLC
    Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
    Wine reception: 6 - 9 p.m., Madron LLC art gallery, 1000 W. North Ave.
          Luncheon tickets for sale by Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce.
          Reception requires separate RSVP by Feb. 9.
Next Week
  • FEB. 20: Town Hall Meeting
    A "What Will It Take?" program
    Co-hosted by the African American Leadership Council
          6 - 8 p.m., Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago
          First in a series of community-focused gatherings to find answers to "What Will It Take?" Please join this discussion. 
    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. 
Later This Month
  • FEB. 27: Lunch with Maggie Daley
    Cosponsored by the Foundation, University of Chicago Women’s Business Group, the Rotary Club of Chicago and International Women Associates
          11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
          Tickets: $25-30, cash or check at the door.
          RSVP by 3 p.m. on Feb. 26.

  • For more programs and events see our calendar page .

    Dr. Neta Ziv speaks during a breakfast briefing on Feb. 8.

In case you missed it
  • Dr. Neta Ziv, attorney and advocate, visited the Foundation this past Thursday over breakfast to discuss women's current and past struggles for civil rights in Israel.

  • Catch up on more at our Press Room or our Past Events page .
What you should do
  • MAY 3: Portraits: Stories of Hope and Survival – an artistic performance for "What Will It Take?" at Park West in Chicago
  • MAY 10: Race for a Safe State: A 5K Run, Walk and Roll – an active afternoon in Chicago's Grant Park for "What Will It Take?"
  • JUNE 7: Music Matters: Singers and Songwriters Unite Against Violence – a concert for "What Will It Take?"
  • SEPT. 11: The Foundation's 22nd Annual Luncheon and Symposium, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago

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