Women’s Voices Fund
Women & Children First
About the Fund
The Women’s Voices Fund was established in November, 2005, to help support programming at Women & Children First, one of the last remaining feminist bookstores in the United States. The Women’s Voices Fund ensures that events fostering discussion of feminist issues and culture, and nurturing children’s delight in books will continue to play a vital role in Chicago’s intellectual, literary, and political life. The Fund also makes possible internal support for staff such as trainings, retreats, and mission meetings.
The Women’s Voices Fund, a project of Women & Children First Bookstore and a grantee of the Crossroads Fund, raises money to help sustain and develop an ongoing program series focused on women’s lives, ideas, and work. Women & Children First, a unique resource in the Chicago community and the only venue to offer regular programming with such a focus, has provided the sole financial support for this series for over 25 plus years. Outside support through the Women’s Voices Fund is crucial to guaranteeing that a wide and diverse range of women’s voices and the best voices in children’s literature continue to be heard.
By covering all event-related expenses, the WVF has made it possible for our feminist bookstore to host such luminaries as Eve L. Ewing, Roxane Gay, Laura Jane Grace, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarsinha, Mariame Kaba, Mikki Kendall, Rebecca Traister, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Beyond bringing these established authors and feminist leaders to the Chicago area, the fund makes it possible for us to also take chances on new and emerging authors who have yet to find their audience.Women & Children First, Independent Bookstore
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