Nearly 10 million Americans have their identity stolen every year. Don’t be one of them. Join Mary Fanara and Maxine Manely from Legal Shield and ID Shield, who will educate us on what it takes to keep your identity secure. Identity theft is very difficult to unravel; it can take up to 12 years even to realize it has happened to you.
Join us as we look at the work of three woman artists with Debra E. Levie, art educator. In this Friday Salon, she will introduce you to the magnificent artwork of Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo, and Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun.
Technology is not going away or even slowing down. In fact, what used to take a generation to catch on might now take a nanosecond. Come join us for this Friday Salon as we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of staying plugged in. This won’t be a how-to technical discussion, rather we will talk of creativity, connection and empowerment with Jessica Jolly, digital coach.
Join board member Catherine Borowski as she shares her personal perspective about the ABCs of India (as in Aarti, Bengal, Chana). Discover exotic India: the sights, sounds, smells, colors, foods, animals and insects; and learn about travel to India.
The mysteries of love are revealed, as Midge Wilson, PhD, emeritus professor of women and gender studies at DePaul, sheds light on what social scientists have learned in their decades-long investigations. She will discuss theories about the development of passionate love in humans, the physiological and emotional differences between romantic love and companionate love, and the courting rituals of humans versus other species.
In August 2016, Kate Coughlin, Women’s Exchange board president, took a leap of faith, leaving a good job and taking a year off to discern what was next. Join Kate as she shares her story of what the “gap year” became, from unimagined joys to unexpected frustrations. Learn about traveling as a solo woman, and reinventing a career as a midlife job searcher. Is a gap year something to consider? Learn firrst-hand about one woman’s experience.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery, escaped to the North, and became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom. People called her “Moses.” She was a leading abolitionist and she worked as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. In 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department chose Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Beth Kelly, PhD, of DePaul University will explore Tubman’s life and remarkable achievements.
The Blue Zones of Happiness, by best-selling author Dan Buettner, reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world’s happiest places and how you can apply these lessons to your own life. Integrative health coach Stephanie Pearce will discuss this book and how changing small things, one at a time, can lead to happiness, boosting habits that can enrich and optimize your outlook and your well-being.