Rise Up! Women Organizing for Action

Join us for the WILPF US 33rd Triennial Congress,
Thursday July 27 – Sunday July 30, in the vibrant city of Chicago!

The Congress Planning Committee is hard at work creating a great program to inspire and engage. We are building a “working Congress”—one geared toward collaboration, so we can continue to advance WILPF’s mission and build upon our WILPF work back home.

Details are not yet finalized, but plans include:

  • Chicago Activist Panel
  • Leadership Institute
  • Issue Workshops
  • Skill-Building Workshops
  • Branch Exhibits
  • “March” to Hull House
  • Hull House Tour
  • Entertainment and More!

Congress headquarters will be at the Student Center West Conference Facility on the University of Illinois-Chicago campus, within walking distance of Jane Addams’s Hull House, the first settlement house for immigrants in the US.

Lodging will be offered in dorms close to the conference facility. Most meals will be included with your registration, with a variety of on-your-own meal options available from the campus cafeteria and nearby restaurant scenes in Little Italy and Greek Town.

Take advantage of your trip and come early or stay late to experience Chicago! There are many sites to see near Congress headquarters, as well as free and popular tourist attractions just a short cab ride away. Visit Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, or take a bus, boat, or walking tour highlighting the cultural and architectural diversity of Chicago. There are so many wonderful options, you’ll have a hard time choosing!

We will share more information as we finalize plans. Full program and registration details will be provided when online registration begins after May 1. To help us gauge interest and gather suggestions regarding possible workshop topics, please complete this online survey by April 15. If you prefer to complete the survey in paper form, download and print the pdf version and follow the email/mail-in instructions. Your feedback is important and will help guide our decisions and make Congress more productive and memorable for all.

Until then, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our Congress Coordinator, Chris Wilbeck, at 515-229-6988 or chris.wilpf@gmail.com.


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