Famous Evanston women, from Frances Willard to former mayor Lorraine Morton, will be featured in an exhibition sponsored by the City of Evanston and the Evanston Arts Council, opening this month at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

The opening reception for the exhibition, titled Inequality and Influence: Inspiring Women of Evanston, Past and Present, will be from 5:30 p.m.  to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, in the Second Floor Gallery of the Arts Center, located at 927 Noyes St.

The exhibition opening will take place on Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the day in 1920 that American women were granted the right to vote through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

From Women’s Suffrage to the Women’s Liberation Movement and the fight for equal pay that persists today, this exhibition draws from the long-fought battles of the past and the ongoing struggles of the present by honoring inspirational women in Evanston.

The exhibition, which will be on display through Sept. 13, will feature the work of photographer, Annette Patko, as well as historical documentation and artifacts from the Frances Willard Historical Association and Shorefront Legacy Center. 

Inequality and Influence showcases local female community members who have made and still make positive contributions to Evanston life and culture.

Additional information is available on the city’s website.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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