Peace Calendar

Jan
12
Sun
Ongoing Display and Exhibits Hart Interim Library of Rockford Public Library @ Hart Interim Library
Jan 12 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 12:00 am
Ongoing Display and Exhibits Hart Interim Library of Rockford Public Library @ Hart Interim Library

Through August 31st

Exhibit featuring women involved in the suffrage movement curated by the Rockford Public Library local history staff and on loan from Midway Village Museum.

Jan
24
Fri
Centennial Women’s Suffrage Events: On the Basis of Sex @ Womanspace
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Centennial Women's Suffrage Events:  On the Basis of Sex @ Womanspace

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney

and new mother who faces adversity

and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights.

Free and open to the public.

Jan
27
Mon
Faithful Sisterhood Potluck @ The Baha'i Center
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Faithful Sisterhood Potluck @ The Baha'i Center

Bring a dish to pass – All women are welcome

Develop new friendships among the diverse women of our community

Feb
1
Sat
Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop

Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop with Christopher Sims

Rockford’s premier spoken word poet

In the William Reif Gallery of Womanspace

Feb
8
Sat
Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop

Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop with Christopher Sims

Rockford’s premier spoken word poet

In the William Reif Gallery of Womanspace

Feb
9
Sun
Centennial Women’s Suffrage Events: Kate O’Connor Exhibit Opening @ Ethnic Heritage Museum
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Centennial Women's Suffrage Events:  Kate O'Connor Exhibit Opening @ Ethnic Heritage Museum

This exhibit tells the story of Kate F. O’Conner,

successful businesswoman, noted suffragist, defender of labor rights for women and children,

and finally a state and federal official.

Feb
15
Sat
Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop

Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop with Christopher Sims

Rockford’s premier spoken word poet

In the William Reif Gallery of Womanspace

Feb
18
Tue
Centennial Women’s Suffrage Events: The Story of Women’s Suffrage in America @ Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Centennial Women's Suffrage Events:  The Story of Women's Suffrage in America @ Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium

Professor Catherine Forslund (RU) and Paulette Gilbert (RVC)

will offer analysis of the women’s suffrage movement

including contributions of both white and African American women.

Feb
20
Thu
Centennial Women’s Suffrage Events: Film and Discussion – The Life and Legend of Sojourner Truth @ Nordloff Center, JR Sullivan Theatre
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Centennial Women's Suffrage Events:  Film and Discussion - The Life and Legend of Sojourner Truth @ Nordloff Center, JR Sullivan Theatre

This one hour documentary traces the life and legend of the former slave who could neither read nor write, yet earned a reputation as one of the most articulate and outspoken antislavery and women’s rights activists.

Feb
21
Fri
Centennial Women’s Suffrage Events: Film and Discussion – Knock Down the House @ Womanspace
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Centennial Women's Suffrage Events: Film and Discussion - Knock Down the House @ Womanspace

A young bartender in the Bronx,

a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia,

a grieving mother in Nevada and a RN in Missouri

build a movement of insurgent candidates

to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress.

Feb
22
Sat
Centennial Women’s Suffrage Events – Herstory: Women Who Dared @ Midway Village Museum Center
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Centennial Women's Suffrage Events - Herstory: Women Who Dared @ Midway Village Museum Center

Discover local and national fierce women who fought society’s rules and blazed trails as artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and inventors. 

Meet important figures who worked to win the vote for women and interact with them through fun educational activities.

 

Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop

Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop with Christopher Sims

Rockford’s premier spoken word poet

In the William Reif Gallery of Womanspace

Feb
27
Thu
Centennial Women’s Suffrage Events: Book Discussion – THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kid @ Nordlof Center, JR Sullivan Theatre
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The book depicts two struggles for freedom in the early 1800’s – abolitionism and women’s rights.

Follow the remarkable journeys of Sarah Grimke and Hetty, “Handful.”

Feb
29
Sat
Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop

Social Justice Poetry Writing Workshop with Christopher Sims

Rockford’s premier spoken word poet

In the William Reif Gallery of Womanspace