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    • 04/20/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Join us for an Evening Meet and Greet!


    Grab your favorite drink or a cup of tea, catch up with old IWA friends, and make new ones at our  Evening Meet and Greet. You never know who may join in and what might be discussed!


    All IWA members and potential members are invited.

    • 04/21/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Japanese Pre-Festival Program


    Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods with a Guide to Plants and Recipes 

    with Winifred Bird



    Winifred Bird will discuss her new book Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes.


    Research for the book took her to rural communities from Hokkaido in the north of Japan to Shikoku in the south, where she met the men and women who carry on centuries-old traditions of gathering edible wild plants and stewarding the places where they grow.


    She will share pictures and stories from her travels and discuss the book with Chicago translator Alta Price.




    Presenter: Winifred Bird is an award-winning writer and translator, a lifelong cook, and a lover of plants both wild and domesticated. From 2005 through 2014 she lived in Japan, where she worked as an environmental journalist, grew organic rice and vegetables, and ate as many foraged foods as possible. Her writing has been published in the Japan Times, NPR.org, Dwell, Pacific Standard, and elsewhere. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon, Illinois.


    IWA Contact: Alta Price

    • 04/22/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Glencoe Beach, 55 Hazel Ave., Glencoe
    Register

    North Shore OUTDOOR Thursdays


    Glencoe Beach Walk and Talk

    55 Hazel Ave, Glencoe


    Join us THURSDAY afternoons for friendship and walking outdoors.

    (Every Thursday - weather permitting as next to Lake Michigan)


    Bring Your Own – Beverage and Food


    Remember to dress for the weather!!


    RSVP online or to Marjan Majd


    Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.




    Directions: Free parking, beach and park walk. Follow Park Ave. east of Sheridan Rd. to beach.


    IWA North Shore area events are open to all members.


    • 04/22/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual (information provided in confirmation email)
    Register

    Join TimeLine Theatre Company for a virtual sneak-peek of its new home!


    TimeLine Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, PJ Powers, is pleased to invite members of International Women Associates to attend a virtual sneak peek of TimeLine’s new Uptown home.


    Despite a darkened stage and a season far from what we’d envisioned, these past months have allowed TimeLine to devote considerable time to the design of our new home, leading to exciting new ideas that we’d love to discuss with you.

     

    The presentation and discussion will last no more than an hour. 


    The TimeLine Theatre event organizer's email will be provided in the confirmation email after registration.  After you receive your confirmation email, please send the TimeLine event organizer an email to sign up for the tour.

    • 04/24/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)
    Register

    Streeterville Walk and Talk


    Join us on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a Walk & Talk through the neighborhood!


    We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.



    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA private Facebook group.


    • 04/26/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Internationally Recognized Women Poets


    You are invited to experience the pleasure of a new poetry program to read, hear and discuss poems by major writers. Once a month, five to six poems will be sent to members when they register, and these will form the basis of the discussion.


    The 2020 Poet Laureate, Louise Gluck says of a poem:

    "It is a communication between a mouth and an ear – not an actual mouth and an actual ear, but a mind that sends a message and a mind that receives it.”


    Poetry Chair: Doreen Feitelberg

    • 04/26/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • TBA
    Register


    • 04/27/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Asia-Pacific Culture: One year since quarantine started, "Share Your Stories"




    Have you been...Reading lots of books? Finding new outdoor activities? Watching many films and TV shows? Advancing your cooking skills? Raising a new pet or welcomed a new family member?


    Everyone is welcome to share what you did for the unusual past year, if you have a photos or a powerpoint presentation to show, please contact Elizabeth Jia or Jingwei Zhang to reserve your time slot for 5 mins to 10 mins.  Less than 5 minutes of sharing don't need to reserve, will be calling on a first-come, first-served basis during the program. We hope this program will help showcase your creativity and inspire others.

    • 04/28/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (Link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe – Conversation with a Curator

    Fortnightly and International Women Associates (IWA) Membership Event


    Join in an absorbing and spirited morning conversation about Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe. On view at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago from April 8 to June 13, 2021, Lust, Love, and Loss is the first loan exhibition at the Smart dedicated to Renaissance art in nearly two decades. Exhibition curator and Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow Nora S. Lambert will discuss passion, violence, and virtue as interconnected elements in select paintings, engravings, and luxury wares. These works of art—created for private homes as enjoyment and edification—played an essential role in intimate, personal experiences, while at the same time shaping and responding to massive intellectual, political, and religious shifts throughout Europe between 1400 and 1700. Together, we will talk about the stories behind some of the artworks, the people who treasured them, and the process of bringing them together from art museums throughout the country for this very special exhibition.


    Presenter: Nora S. Lambert is the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Smart Museum of Art and a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago, where she specializes in late medieval and early modern Italy. As the Smart’s Mellon Fellow, Nora is the curator of the spring 2021 exhibition, Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe. Previously, she held positions at museums, including the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, several New York City collections, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she curated the exhibition, Picasso Prints: Myths, Minotaurs, and Muses. Her essay on the depiction of crusading in the Piccolomini Library in Siena Cathedral was published in the edited volume, The Crusades and Visual Culture, in 2015.




    • 04/29/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Ready for something different? Want to learn about the Dynamite Girl, Al Capone and other notorious characters? 


    Program: 
    Robberies, Holdouts and Shootouts - True Crimes in Lake County, Illinois


    This Program covers many historic and notorious crimes from the Lake County area in Illinois, north of Chicago. Hear infamous true crime stories of Lake County ranging from the Fox Lake Massacre which involves “Al Capone's gang,” the “Rondout Train Robbery” which is one of the largest train robberies in the world, one of the first murders, and an anarchist woman nicknamed “the Dynamite Girl.”

    This presentation will examine the historical evidence to focus on the "Whos, Whats, and Wheres" of fascinating historic crimes.

    Presenter: Sarah Salto is a Museum Educator with the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County.

    • 04/29/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Glencoe Beach, 55 Hazel Ave., Glencoe
    Register

    North Shore OUTDOOR Thursdays


    Glencoe Beach Walk and Talk

    55 Hazel Ave, Glencoe


    Join us THURSDAY afternoons for friendship and walking outdoors.

    (Every Thursday - weather permitting as next to Lake Michigan)


    Bring Your Own – Beverage and Food


    Remember to dress for the weather!!


    RSVP online or to Marjan Majd


    Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.




    Directions: Free parking, beach and park walk. Follow Park Ave. east of Sheridan Rd. to beach.


    IWA North Shore area events are open to all members.


    • 05/01/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)
    Register

    Streeterville Walk and Talk


    Join us on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a Walk & Talk through the neighborhood!


    We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.



    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA private Facebook group.


    • 05/04/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)


    • 05/05/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Join us for a Morning Meet and Greet!


    Grab a warm cup of coffee or tea, catch up with old IWA friends, and make new ones at our monthly Morning Meet and Greet. You never know who may join in and what might be discussed!


    All IWA members and potential new members are welcome.

    • 05/08/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)
    Register

    Streeterville Walk and Talk


    Join us on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a Walk & Talk through the neighborhood!


    We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.



    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA private Facebook group.


    • 05/11/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (Link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Meetings of the 2021 Japan Festival committee will be held virtually on Zoom until further notice on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 1:30 p.m.

    • 05/12/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    German Culture: The Armin Homann Foundation


    Presenter: Carina H. Santa Maria, MSW, LCSW

    Carina is the daughter of Armin Homann and President of the Armin Homann Foundation. Armin was an accomplished soccer player and radio personality who received the “German American Friendship Award” for his many years of having a positive impact on German-American relations. The mission of the foundation is: To promote Germanic history, culture, athleticism, and folk traditions through educational, cultural, and athletic programs and events in Chicago and the United States.


    German Culture Chair: Heddi Schellbach

    • 05/13/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    • 05/13/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register


    NEW! Power Hour with Young Professionals

    (Virtual Roundtable Conversations Powered by Young Professionals)


    Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.

    — Oprah Winfrey


    Connect with a group of dynamic young professionals who are determined to meet their goals, who share knowledge and experience with each other and help solve problems and develop ideas for success in personal and professional life.


    We welcome you to celebrate your success, work through your challenges, get motivated, engage in peer-to-peer learning and build friendships!


    The group will meet once a month on second Thursdays.  All Young Professional members are welcome to join.

    • 05/14/2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Bloomington/606 Trail, Meet at 1813 N. Milwaukee Avenue
    Register

    WALK & TALK— BLOOMINGTON/606 TRAIL


    Meet at the big rocks in front of the mural at 1813 North Milwaukee Avenue (see photo).




    Accessible by CTA Blue Line train (Western Avenue station) and CTA buses 56, 72, and 7

    Street parking available.


    (This is the walk originally scheduled for November 12, cancelled due to the mayor’s Covid

    quarantine advisory. We had a great turnout walking half of the trail in September. This time we

    will walk in the other direction, westward.)


    MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED


    Contact persons: Dell Harmsen or Katarina Andersson

    • 05/15/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)
    Register

    Streeterville Walk and Talk


    Join us on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a Walk & Talk through the neighborhood!


    We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.



    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA private Facebook group.


    • 05/18/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    The Board of Directors meeting (by invitation) will be held virtually on Zoom.

    • 05/18/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Join us for an Evening Meet and Greet!


    Grab a your favorite drink or a cup of tea, catch up with old IWA friends, and make new ones at our  Evening Meet and Greet. You never know who may join in and what might be discussed!


    All IWA members and potential members are invited.

    • 05/20/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Introduction to Neurographica

    with Ilona Hassan


    In this workshop we will have a conversation expressed through drawing on paper. You will learn the NeuroGraphica method and will be able to produce your own drawing on the topic of Multitasking and Multi-project integration. The purpose of this exercise will be to help organize our mind around the feeling of overwhelm and stress from busy life to be able to see it in a new more productive context and increase personal effectiveness. The creative approach helps to reduce stress and reach a state of flow.



    Presenter: The workshop will be led by Ilona Hassan, a Coach and NeuroGraphica Instructor. She leads group workshops and individual sessions using visual creative methods to tap into non-verbal communication with ourselves. She will guide you through the creative process, no drawing skills needed.


    Please bring: Paper, colored pencils and black markers.


    Contact: Jolita Laurinaviciute IWA member

    • 05/21/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (provided upon registration)
    Register

    Book: The Lying Life of Adults

    336 pages, 2019, Italy

    Author: Elena Ferrante

    Discussion Leader:  Patricia Erens


    • 05/22/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)
    Register

    Streeterville Walk and Talk


    Join us on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a Walk & Talk through the neighborhood!


    We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.



    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA private Facebook group.


    • 05/24/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)

    Internationally Recognized Women Poets


    You are invited to experience the pleasure of a new poetry program to read, hear and discuss poems by major writers. Once a month, five to six poems will be sent to members when they register, and these will form the basis of the discussion.


    The 2020 Poet Laureate, Louise Gluck says of a poem:

    "It is a communication between a mouth and an ear – not an actual mouth and an actual ear, but a mind that sends a message and a mind that receives it.”


    Poetry Chair: Doreen Feitelberg

    • 05/29/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)
    Register

    Streeterville Walk and Talk


    Join us on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a Walk & Talk through the neighborhood!


    We will meet at the steps in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E Chicago Ave)


    No RSVP necessary - just show up!

    Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.



    Contact person for Streeterville talks: Catherine Sinegal


    Please be prompt — we will leave on the hour! Any cancellations (for rain, etc.) will be posted on the IWA private Facebook group.


    • 06/01/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)


    • 06/02/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Join us for a Morning Meet and Greet!


    Grab a warm cup of coffee or tea, catch up with old IWA friends, and make new ones at our monthly Morning Meet and Greet. You never know who may join in and what might be discussed!


    All IWA members and potential new members are welcome.

    • 06/05/2021
    • (CDT)
    • TBA

    Details TBA!

    • 06/08/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register

    The Board of Directors meeting (by invitation) will be held virtually on Zoom.

    • 06/08/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (Link provided upon registration)
    Register

    Meetings of the 2021 Japan Festival committee will be held virtually on Zoom until further notice on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 1:30 p.m.

    • 06/10/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
    Register


    NEW! Power Hour with Young Professionals

    (Virtual Roundtable Conversations Powered by Young Professionals)


    Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.

    — Oprah Winfrey


    Connect with a group of dynamic young professionals who are determined to meet their goals, who share knowledge and experience with each other and help solve problems and develop ideas for success in personal and professional life.


    We welcome you to celebrate your success, work through your challenges, get motivated, engage in peer-to-peer learning and build friendships!


    The group will meet once a month on second Thursdays.  All Young Professional members are welcome to join.

    • 07/13/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (Link provided upon registration)
    Register