Lake County Women’s Coalition
In Recognition of Women’s Equality Day presents
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Heidi Stevens is a Chicago-based writer and the Director of External Affairs
for the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health,
which works to provide parents, caregivers, and communities the knowledge and tools to optimize foundational brain development in all children.
Prior to joining University of Chicago, Stevens worked at the Chicago Tribune for 23 years, where she wrote a daily column called “Balancing Act.”
She was awarded the Anne Keegan Award for Distinguished Journalism in 2018.
Stevens maintains a nationally syndicated column once a week, works as a fellowship coach for the OpEd Project
and serves on the Family Action Network board of directors.
Antioch Public Library District
757 Main Street; Antioch IL 60002
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
FREE and Open to the Public
Since 1971, Women’s Equality Day has been celebrated annually on August 26.
The celebration falls on the anniversary of the ratification of the
19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote.
In 1971, Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY) introduced a successful bill designating August 26th of each year as Women’s Equality Day.
Part of the bill reads that Women’s Equality Day is a symbol of women’s continued fight for equal rights and that the United States commends and supports them.
It decreed that the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of woman suffrage and the 1970 Strike for Equality.
Women today continue to draw on the history of these brave and determined women.