Seniors Program Glenview – Over-The-Phone Book Club for Seniors – The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote

For the health and well-being of our clients during COVID -19, The Chicago Lighthouse has temporarily suspended in-person seniors programs. We will let you know when we resume in-person programming. For now, all seniors programs will take place over the phone in the comfort of your homes until further notice.

Please direct all program inquiries and RSVPs to Melissa Wittenberg at T: (847) 510-2060 or melissa.wittenberg@chicagolighthouse.org.

CALL-IN INSTRUCTIONS: After you RSVP for any/all programs that you’d like to participate in, here’s how to call into each of the programs – we will use the same call-in number for all programs:

To join any of the programs on the dates/times listed in this newsletter, dial 312-229-4730. It will then ask for you to enter the Conference ID: 666905 followed by #. It will ask if you are the leader and since you are not the leader, continue waiting and it will then ask you to say your name, and once you do, press #. You will then be admitted into the program.

Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. The audio book player will be mailed to you at no cost, as well as all audio books. We can help you complete an application if you are not yet enrolled in the program. Please RSVP to Melissa in advance of the program at: (847) 510-2060.

This month, we will discuss a novel inspired by real events. In The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote, the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history is at the center of the novel – the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote; one last state – Tennessee – is needed for women’s voting rights to be the law of the land.

The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations, and racists who don’t want black women voting. And then there are the “Antis”–women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the nation’s moral collapse. And in one hot summer, they all converge for a confrontation, replete with booze and blackmail, betrayal and courage. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, The Woman’s Hour is the gripping story of how America’s women won their own freedom, and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.