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Looking Ahead at 2020 – Enterprising Women

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees and protects a woman’s right to vote. To honor the 100th anniversary of this historic milestone, The House of the Seven Gables will celebrate the enterprising spirit of women and their continuing impact with a year of special events.

“We felt it was important to choose a theme for 2020 that highlights the past, present, and future contributions of the women around us,” says Julie Arrison-Bishop, Director of Community Engagement. “It’s important to remember our historic roots from the strong women who have shaped our work, but also important to celebrate the great things happening now and planned for the future.”

Lizzie Magie and an early Monopoly boardEnterprising Women will feature a number of lectures, a unique writing workshop with the Witch City Writers, special tours, and a summer yoga series — all presented by local women with unique talents. Arrison-Bishop is looking forward to the kickoff lecture where Diane Portnoy, the founder of The Immigrant Learning Center, will talk about her personal history as an immigrant and how her experience drove her to create a nonprofit dedicated to a welcoming experience for new Americans. “Diane is an ideal example of a strong 21st century, immigrant woman. She saw a need in the community and took action. We can all learn something valuable.”

Stay tuned to our website and social media for updates on all of next year’s amazing programs and be sure to check out the 2020 events calendar.

Date: January 1, 2020

Author: Sarah Garriepy

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