Lecture: The Social Change Work of Jane Addams @ Driehaus Museum

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Created by Nancy Bishop

40 E Erie St

Jane Addams and Mary Rozet Smith in 1923. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

WHAT: Living Dangerously: The Social Change Work of Jane Addams and the Hull-House Settlement will be discussed by Jennifer Scott, director and chief curator of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Scott will describe Addams’ important contributions to social change, the development of Hull-House, and the ways the museum now activates Addams’ legacy.

SO WHAT: Jane Addams was among the most famous women in early 20th century America and a great idol for contemporary activists. Once called the most dangerous woman in America, she was a feminist, international peace activist and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. She worked for women, laborers, immigrants and the poor and, of course, co-founded the Hull House social settlement. Most histories do not reveal that she lived in a same-sex relationship with her domestic partner, Mary Rozet Smith, for more than 40 years. Jennifer Scott is an anthropologist, curator and public historian whose work explores connections among museums, arts and social justice.

NOW WHAT: Tickets are $12 for members, $20 public.

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