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Women’s March on Washington

The Women’s March on Washington D.C. will take place on Saturday, January 21, the day after the inauguration. This is an opportunity to show support for women’s issues and women’s rights, regardless of political persuasion. This event is supported by Zonta International. Further information and registration can be found at https://www.womensmarch.com/ . If you plan to go, please e-mail the D6 Advocacy Chair, Gail Zalewski, at gailzale@mwwb.net. She will put you in touch with other Zontians who are going from throughout the US so that Zonta can have a combined presence at the March.

For anyone who’s seriously considering traveling to Washington DC, the group helping to assemble the event, “It’s Time to Network”, is hosting a conference call on Wednesday evening, 1/11/2017, to deal with the safety and security aspects of the event. You must download Zoom and pre-registration is required; you may do that by following this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/75f3493afbffed5834538d7d4481ef37

If you are unable to attend the Women’s March in Washington DC, many states and cities are holding events to coincide with the national march. Here is information on the state-wide events being held in District 6:

Women’s March – Chicago, IL
January 21, 2017 11:00 AM CST
Petrillo Band Shell, Chicago, IL 60601

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1636331719994244??ti=ia

RSVP: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

Women’s March – Indianapolis, IN
January 21, 2017 11:00 AM EST
Indiana State House, 200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/337517963271272/

Women’s March — Madison, WI
January 21, 2017 12:00 PM CST
Library Mall, 728 State St, Madison, WI 53706

Info/RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/womens-march-madison-wi-2?source=email

To connect with Wisconsinites heading to the national march in Washington, info is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/208275672945652/?source=email

These Women’s Marches represent the collective voices of advocates for equality and inclusion, who are committed to fighting for the safety, health, and success of their communities. Let no voice go unheard. Let no one live in fear. Let all of us rise for equal opportunity. EVERYONE who supports women’s rights is welcome. If you are looking for information on a march in another state or location, see: https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters.
Additional information for those attending the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, DC:

From many cities throughout our District, Rally buses will convey participants to and from Washington. This site will let you see if your city or town is on the list and perhaps you’ll consider collecting members from your cub to participate. http://rallybus.net/womens-march-on-washington

The official webpage for the march has an especially helpful resource page: http://resources.womensmarch.com/ Anyone who’s taking a rally bus should consider buying a Metro pass in advance, for instance, as that will be a huge time saver. The drop-off point for the buses is at least a 40-minute walk from the start of the rally so you’ll want to save your energy. The group putting the event together is also asking participants to help with their headcount. In terms of facilities and crowd control, this will help them enormously.

Another useful series of tips from a blogger mentions what to wear, what to bring, etc. What to Wear to a Protest March – Wardrobe Oxygen

Submitted

Gail Zalewski
D6 Advocacy Chair

Sue Barton
Member, Oak Brook Club

New Z Club Sponsored by the Zonta Club of Milwaukee

The Z Club of Milwaukee High School of the Arts Female Empowerment Movement was officially chartered on December 19th, 2016. Congratulations go out to the Zonta Club of Milwaukee for sponsoring this new Z Club. Please welcome these new Z Club members and wish them much success in their endeavors.

Kankakee ZClub

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The Z Club meets at the Bourbonnais Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Our Z Club will be assisting the Z Club Committee with the Salvation Army Bell Ringing on December 15th. Thank you to the committee and Z Clubbers!

Pictured below are the students who attended the recent Z Club meeting celebrating their “New Year”. z-club

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaigns
25 November – 10 December 2016

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From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.
“Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” is a Zonta International campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.
The campaign, which began in November 2012, features the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs and districts to prevent and end violence against women and girls in their local communities. It also highlights Zonta International’s ongoing efforts to end violence against women and girls through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.
Visit ZontaSaysNO.com.

Joliet ZClub News

Fearless Females ZClub is in full activity mode. We are grateful for their participation in Take Back The Night, Festival of Culture and the women and Girls Health Expo.

Exxon will host ZClub members, Thursday November 3rd for Lunch and Learn 12-12:30 p.m. session with their Professional Women Network, Tricia Simpson will facilitate this meeting. Zontians are invited to attend. RSVP to Ross, helen@comcast.com

Pam Hunte is the November speaker for the ZClub. This talk on Zonta International will initiate the ZClub fundraiser for the international projects. Dave’s coffeecakes are the fundraiser. Order forms will be available at the next meeting.

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