You Are Invited to Celebrate International Women's Day

Since 1911, all over the world, on March 8th, women have gathered in small and large towns and cities to commemorate their contributions to their communities
In 2010, in Chicago, The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and the Chicago Foundation for Women will host a breakfast to commemorate immigrant women civic leaders
Please join us for a release of a report that will provide a snapshot of the state of immigrant women in Illinois and provide personal testimonies of women who have overcome personal obstacles to emerge as strong civic leaders in their communities
Where: Chicago Foundation for Women
1 East Wacker Drive, Floor 20
Chicago, IL 60601
When: March 8, 2010 8:30 to 10:30 am
Who: Women Civic leaders, Invited:  Iris Martinez, Senator, Illinois state senate, District 20, Elizabeth Hernandez, Illinois state representative district 24, Maria Toni Berrios, Illinois State Representative District 39, Cynthia Soto, Illinois State Representative District 4, Linda Chapa LaVia, Illinois State Representative District 83, Susana Mendoza, Illinois State Representative District 1
Please RSVP to Vivian Ramos at, Space is limited
Did you know? That in 1913, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns form the Congressional Union worked towards the passage of a federal amendment to give women the vote. The group was later renamed the National Women's Party. Members picket the White House and practiced other forms of civil disobedience. The 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote was signed in on August 26, 1920.

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