Hear League members make women’s history come alive at two library talks during Women’s History Month.
Before each event, League members will gather for a lunch nearby. See details on lunch plans after each event.
March 8 – International Women’s Day
- 1 p.m.
- Main Library, 6th floor – 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale 33301
Local history writer and story teller Mae Silver, a long-time League member and author of nine books, will speak about three Broward women:
- Easter Lily Gates, the first registrar of voters, who made sure Seminoles and African Americans could vote
- Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, who used her life as a bridge between cultures
- Eula Johnson, the first woman president of the NAACP, who led the fight against segregation
Want to meet for lunch? Join League members at the nearby Cheesecake Factory, 600 E Las Olas Blvd,, Fort Lauderdale at 11:30 a.m. RSVP by email to Bonnie Gross email@example.com. You must reserve in advance; we’ll order from the regular menu and have separate checks.
March 22 – Women’s History Month Program
- 2-4 p.m.
- West Regional Library, Multipurpose Room – 8601 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation 33324
League members Janie Koszoru, Carol Smith and Marge Rohbach will present the fascinating History of Voting in Florida, plus the equally fascinating story of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
A Library Women’s History display features a LWV quilt created to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the vote.
(If you’re visiting the library, be sure to see the quilt. It’s in the library in a display case in the lobby between the doors to the main entrance and to the gift shop.)
Want to meet for lunch? Join League members at the nearby J. Alexanders, 8550 W Broward Blvd, Plantation. RSVP by email to Katy Syed firstname.lastname@example.org. ou must reserve in advance; we’ll order from the regular menu and have separate checks.