Women of Northeast Wisconsin Dreamers and Doers Celebrated
Saturday September 25, 2021 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Women of Northeast Wisconsin Dreamers and Doers is an authorized publication of the Green Bay Area Branch of AAUW profiling historical and contemporary women. These dynamic change-makers, passionate advocates and community leaders were nominated by their peers and the books contains their life stories, featuring the occomplishments that changed their community and beyond.
Branch members Dotty Juengst, Eileen Littig and Sara Ramaker will discuss the why and how these books were created and highlight a few of the women included in these pages. You may not know the names of these women, but you very likely have enjoyed the benefit of their work. It is hoped these stories will inspire, support, and provide models for young women seeking self-expression, unique careers, self-fulfillment or to change the world.
Your Legacy: Virtual Book Launch Event
Tuesday September 28, 2021 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Please join us for a virtual launch event for YOUR LEGACY, a proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors, written by Schele Williams and illustrated by Tonya Engel. Click here to register for this free event.
Your story begins in Africa.
Beginning in Africa before 1619, Your Legacy presents an unprecedentedly accessible, empowering, and proud introduction to African American history for children. While your ancestors’ freedom was taken from them, their spirit was not; this book celebrates their accomplishments, acknowledges their sacrifices, and defines how they are remembered—and how their stories should be taught.
Schele Williams is a Broadway director committed to cultivating new musicals and devised work. She is directing the upcoming Broadway revivals of Aida (Disney Theatrical Group) and The Wiz, as well as the premieres of Mandela the Musical and Indigo. She has directed at regional theaters and festivals across the country and has a long history of work on Broadway in Rent, Aida, and Motown: The Musical. Passionate about pairing social justice with the arts, Schele is on the steering committee of We Stand United and is a founding member of Black Theatre United, an organization committed to dismantling systemic racism on our streets and stages. She has been a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices for over two decades and serves as Chairperson of the Board.
Tonya Engel is a self-taught artist living in Houston, Texas. Folk artists of the deep South have influenced her work, as well as contemporary masters such as Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Gustav Klimt. Her bold style is figurative, textured, colorful, and ripe with symbolism. Engel made a spectacular debut in children’s publishing with her illustrations in Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou, written by Bethany Hegedus and published by Lee & Low Books in 2019, and the recently published My Hair is Magic! by M.L. Marroquin.
ADVANCED PRAISE FOR YOUR LEGACY:
"A lovingly written, beautifully illustrated and stunningly timely book.”
--Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming, MacArthur Fellow