What Are Birth Parents and Adopted People Thinking about Today?The Family Resource Center (5828 N. Clark Street, Chicago) is hosting a presentation by Adam Pertman, Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, the leading research, policy and education organization in the field. Pertman, a former Pulitzer-nominated journalist, is the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families and America, which has been reviewed as "the most important book ever written on the subject." Cost: No charge for active FRC community members $25 per person for non-FRC community guests. Women & Children First will be on hand to sell Pertman’s books.Please contact the FRC for more information and to register for the event. http://www.f-r-c.org/
The Erotic Memoir: A Writing Workshop with Susie Bright
Swedish American Museum Center
5211 N. Clark St.
$40 fee, advanced registration required
A sex journal is like any diary—it simply doesn’t hide or lie about the sexual part
of life. It’s a place to preserve your private adventures, remind yourself of close calls,
and think about your fantasies, as well as contemplate things you’ve never put to words
before. In this workshop, Susie Bright will get you writing, on the spot, to bring candor
and articulation to your sexual history and philosophy. She’ll give you the prompts and
chops to say what needs to be said to explore the sexual aspects of your life through
memoir. Registration for this workshop is limited. Register at Women & Children First
bookstore. Payment is by cash, check, or credit card.
We will be selling books at this off-site screening of the film based on the acclaimed book Living Downstream by Illinois native, ecologist, and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.
Free, but advance registration is required.
Families are invited to join us for this very special off-site event featuring legendary musician Peter Yarrow of the internationally acclaimed musical group. Peter, Paul, and Mary. An artist and peace activist, Yarrow has written some of the most renowned folk music of our era, including Day is Done, The Great Mandala, and the family favorite Puff the Magic Dragon. Yarrow will lead audience members in a sing-along, followed by an autographing of his books Puff the Magic Dragon, Day Is Done, and the four Peter Yarrow songbooks. This event is free and open to the public, but capacity is limited and preregistration is required. Stop by Women & Children First, call 773-769-9299, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Join Women & Children First and our special guests, Alison Bechdel and Dorothy Allison, as we celebrate 30 years of celebrating women's voices.
October 3, 2009
Cocktails & Appetizers: 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Buffet Dinner & Dance: 7 PM to 10 PM
The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, 5333 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
(Valet parking available)
After party at Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Rd.
Buffet Dinner & Dance $60 (cash bar)
(Limited-income tickets available)
Cocktails, Buffet Dinner & Dance $100
Cocktails includes special wine-tasting with Master Sommelier Alpana Singh and discussion with Nicole Hollander and Alison Bechdel.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Women’s Voices Fund. For more information, or to reserve your tickets, call 773.769.9299 or stop by the store.