State Sen. Fine celebrates women's suffrage centennial with virtual tour of Illinois Holocaust Museum's Ginsburg exhibit
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and give 9th District residents the opportunity to view the latest special exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg," state Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is hosting a free virtual tour Thursday, Sept. 10 at noon.
"Even with strict health and safety measures in place, some residents may not feel comfortable visiting a museum in person right now, and the cost of admission can also be a barrier for many families," said Fine. "I firmly believe everyone should have the chance to view this fascinating exhibition, which is why I partnered with one of my favorite local institutions -- the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie -- to offer this free virtual option."
On the virtual tour, Chief Curator Arielle Weininger will discuss Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg's life and work. The tour will include embedded audio, video and photographs of artifacts. After the presentation, Weininger will host a live Q&A.
Fine is hosting the tour in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, establishing women's constitutional right to vote. Justice Ginsburg, a longtime pioneer for gender equality, cofounded the Women's Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union in 1972 to fight sex discrimination in education and the workplace.
"Justice Ginsburg once said, 'Women's rights are an essential part of the overall human rights agenda,'" said Fine. "I can think of no better way to celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage than to explore her contribution to the women's movement."
"Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" is the first museum exhibition exploring Justice Ginsburg's life through gallery interactives, listening stations, archival photographs and historical artifacts.
The exhibition was set to run through Aug. 16, 2020, but has been extended through Jan. 3, 2021.
The tour is free, but registration is required at SenatorFineIHMECTour.eventbrite.com. The deadline to register is Sept. 3.
After the deadline has passed, all registrants will receive a link to join the tour via Zoom. For more information, contact Fine's office at 847-998-1717.