The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to “The Ripple” on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. The presentation is part of the “Standing on Her Shoulders” speaker series being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
“The Ripple” will provide first-person interpreters portraying five Illinois women who each played a role in the quest for female suffrage: Mary Disseler as Mary Livermore, Mary Beth Maloney as Jane Addams, Kathryn Harris as Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Carly Shank as Grace Wilbur Trout and Cheri Beever as Betty Friedan.
The second portion of the program will feature contemporary women from differing backgrounds in a conversation about their experiences seeking equality. The women include: Roni Betts, retired financial analyst; Dr. Vicki Davis, LLCC trustee, Air Force retiree and educator; Vena Garrett, former owner of service businesses and educator; Barbara Rowe, initially a flight attendant, later an attorney and judge; and Dr. Qing Yang, anesthesiologist.