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BookWoman

    • June 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    Register

    The Moment of Lift:

    How Empowering Women Changes the World

    by Melinda Gates

    Wednesday, June 8

    10:00–11:30 am

    This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, invest in women.

    In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to “turbo-charge" change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference. 
    — Goodreads

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 6/6

    • July 13, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
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    Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

    by Jose Antonio Vargas

    Wednesday, July 13

    10:00–11:30 am

    This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed if in-person.

    “This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book—at its core—is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home.

    After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom.” —Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America 
    — Goodreads

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 7/11

    • August 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    Register

    Every Day is a Gift: a Memoir

    by Tammy Duckworth

    Wednesday, August 10

    10:00–11:30 am

    This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed if in-person.

    In Every Day Is a Gift, Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing—and amazingly true—stories from her incomparable life. In November of 2004, an Iraqi RPG blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth's U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But as Duckworth shows in Every Day Is a Gift, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns.

    From childhood to motherhood and beyond, Every Day Is a Gift is the remarkable story of one of America's most dedicated public servants. 
    — Goodreads

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 8/8


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