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Tuesday Blast: CFW is turning 30!
Delivered: January 13, 2015


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January 2015 Edition

Happy New Year and thank you for your support in 2014!

We have one big resolution for 2015 and it’s all about “Elevating Women & Girls, Building Futures.” This year, we will focus on race, gender, social justice in our editorial content and programs. 

CFW is turning 30! Throughout 2015, we’ll commemorate 30 years of our investments in basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls all throughout Chicago. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the events and initiatives we have planned: 

WOMEN’S
CIVIC PLAN 
 

CFW will collaborate with people and organizations to create a plan that mobilizes a network of leaders in our city to define a shared set of solutions.

Learn more.

A CONVERSATION FOR THE NEW YEAR
RACE AND FEMINISM

Mikki Kendall started the #solidarityisforwhitewomen hashtag on Twitter in 2013 and the world took notice.

Join us and meet Mikki to discuss the discrimination women of color experience within the feminist movement.

Learn more.  

A PATH APPEARS AT
THE CULTURAL CENTER


A Path Appears is from the creative team of Half the Sky, including the journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, our 28th Annual Luncheon keynote speakers. K. Sujata, our president and CEO, will be opening the event.

Learn more.

30th ANNIVERSARY
IMPACT AWARDS

We’ll honor five Chicago-area women for their dedication to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the Chicago area.

Meet the honorees and sponsor the event.

30th ANNIVERSARY
ANNUAL LUNCHEON
AND SYMPOSIUM

 

At the 30th Anniversary Symposium, CFW will formally unveil and examine a new Women’s Civic Plan for the Chicago metropolitan region. 

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       CFW in the community

Over $1 Million in Grants to 33 Local Organizations
We are happy to announce that we made 33 grants totaling $1,242,750 to support basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls. 

For the complete list of grants awarded for the fall 2014 cycle, please visit:http://www.cfw.org/fall2014grantsrelease 

Grantees in the news 

Journeyman plumber Cristina Barillas (right) teaches student Dewanna Smalley at the Chicago Woman in Trades workshop.

Journeyman plumber Cristina Barillas (right) teaches student Dewanna Smalley at the Chicago Woman in Trades workshop.
Picture from 
Sun-Times

 

Women at Work: Plumbers a Rare Breed, One Told 'Not What Girls Do'

Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT) and their Technical Opportunities Program (TOP) was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times. Read the full article HERE.

CFW recently awarded $70,000 to CWIT for their advocacy and training programs that help women obtain higher wage and high skilled nontraditional careers. Learn more about their work HERE.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Upcoming events

FEBRUARY 2015
10: A Conversation for the New Year: Race & Feminism. Where Do You Stand?

MARCH 2015
12:30th Anniversary Impact Awards

SEPTEMBER 2015
29: 30th Anniversary Annual Luncheon and Symposiumary Impact Awards

CFW grantees: Want to be sure your news clips and awards get in the Blast?

Email Blast editor Sharonda at sglover@cfw.org or share the good news on our Facebook and Twitter pages! 


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