Badass Women of History
Hear the stories!
Share the badassery!
At “Badass Women of Chicago History” the audience won’t hear the names they already know, like Jane Addams and Gwendolyn Brooks. True to the Chicago Detours ethos of sharing stories and places locals don’t even know. Instead, the characters presented will be Chicago heroines on the peripheries of history.
Badass Women of Chicago History Event Details
We have an amazing lineup of storytellers ready to share the stories of Badass Women of Chicago History you ought to know!
This year’s storytellers:
- Tracy Baim is the Executive Editor and Publisher of the Windy City Times and the author of many books on LGBT Chicago. She will tell us about trailblazing icon Vernita Gray.
- Lolly Bowean of the Chicago Tribune will tell us about Ethel Payne, “the First Lady of the Black Press.”
- Elizabeth Gomez is a performer, storyteller and founder of Windy City Rollers. She will share the story of one of roller derby’s first stars, Ivy King.
- Nicole Marroquin is an artist, educator, and co-founder of the Chicago Raza Research Consortium. She’ll share the story of Lola Navarro, a badass community organizer and activist.
- Francesca Peppiatt of Glessner House and the Stockyards Theatre Project will tell us about Katharine Dexter McCormick. Her passion for science and gender equality changed the world.
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