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ERA Forum October 2

Join us for an ERA Forum

What:  The AAUW Springfield Branch and NOW are bringing a panel of renowned women together to discuss the Equal Rights Amendment.

Learn how you can play a role in the ratification process.

When:  Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  The American Lung Association Building, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield

The Equal Rights Amendment
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United
States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the
provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

Illinois NOW Mini State Conference

Sunday, October 6

1:30-5 PM

Joliet Public Library

Main Branch

150 N Ottawa St Joliet, IL 60432

Illinois NOW strives to bring the latest and most relevant feminist issues to attendees. We welcome ALL equality-minded individuals to come and benefit from the work we do and networking opportunities offered at our annual state conference – and this year proves to be no exception! Don’t miss this inspiring and motivational day of thought and activism!

This year’s theme is It’s About Time! Illinois NOW Takes on 2014.

Elections * Lunch * Silent Auction * President’s Award

We invite you to join us as we take on organizing and planning for actions and issues such as the 2013 March on Springfield, the state of the ERA in Illinois, and the 2014 National NOW Conference theme of racism and women of color.

Conference Pre-registration deadline: Friday, September 27th
You can register below via Paypal
OR for a conference registration mail-in form, email If you need hotel info or assistance during the conference
(child care, signer, alternative housing), please call Susan at 217/898-3152.
For all conference questions, contact us at or 217/898-3152.

Only $10 (for lunch) for NOW members/$20 for non NOW members  (includes lunch and NOW membership!)


Registration (includes lunch)

Celebrate Women’s History Month!

it’s celebratin’ time, friends!
What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to spend it with women’s organizations from across Illinois that have made all the difference in women’s lives? Join DuPage NOW and College of DuPage on March 14th to meet and hear from featured speakers on what Women’s History Month has meant to their organization. Plus, learn more about these vital organizations and how they have shaped progress in our communities – and what progress still needs to be made. Don’t miss this powerful and inspiring evening with over 15 history-changing organizations from across our communities.
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Featuring speakers from:
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
ACLU of Illinois
AAUW Illinois
Chicago Abortion Fund
Mujeres Latinas
Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition
YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Illinois National Organization for Women
PFLAG of DuPage
Project Flipmode
Family Shelter Services
Take Back The Night DuPage
Zonta International
and more!
PLUS: Live musical entertainment provided by Laura Joy Laura Joy is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter who has drawn comparisons ranging from Joni Mitchell to Ani Difranco.
March 14 6:30pm – 8:30pm
College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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Hosted by
DuPage County NOW & College of DuPage Department of Human Services
More Info
*ROOM SRC 2800 at College of DuPage, by the library
There will be a bake sale, t-shirts, books and CDs available for purchase, as well as organization tables for information on all of our presenting organizations!
*This event is FREE to attend