Firsts for Women

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA

Contact: Michele Endick

Phone: 703.537.3095


Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program

Presented by Mary Lipsey, Member, Fairfax County History Commission

In the 1800s women were considered emotional, frail, weak, sickly, with limited intelligence, and in need of protection. They were not legally equal to their husbands
and were expected to be housewives and mothers. In spite of that image, a few women were able to overcome hardships and stereotypes and achieve firsts for women.

Learn about the first American female doctor, Elizabeth Blackwell; the first female bank president, African American Maggie Walker; the first woman candidate for President, Belva Lockwood; and the first woman to be a Presidential cabinet member, Frances Perkins. Mary Lipsey has given us multiple presentations and tours which have all been very well received. 

(Note: Men are encouraged to attend — each male attendee will receive a small gift)

Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $3/ Free J member
No RSVP — Just come!

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