Take a trip back in time to the latter part of the 1800’s and meet Ellen Gates Starr, portrayed by Suzanne Crandall. Ellen will introduce the two young women she meets during the one year when all three leave their rural homes to attend Rockford Female Seminary. You may recall hearing of the two other women – Jane Addams, and Julia Lathrop! Ellen will share her life and those of her two friends as they change the world.
Facilitator: Suzanne Crandall graduated from Rockford University with a degree in Anthropology/Sociology. Sue helped to start Bright Side Adult Day Care – one of the first in the Country – and worked there nearly 20 years. She has held several other key positions in the community in health care services and served on a number of local Boards. She is the proud recipient of the YWCA Award and Rockford University Alumni Award. She has been giving first person presentations of area women, classes on local history, writes, and sings!