Ida B. Wells. Jane Addams. Jane Byrne. Lorraine Hansberry. These are just a few of the remarkable women who once called Chicago home. And yet all but two statues in Chicago are dedicated to a famous man.
Where are the memorials to women? That question inspired WBEZ listener Kate Hannigan to write to Curious City a year ago.
Inspired by Curious City’s reporting, a women’s social club called The Wing organized a Living Statues event in Chicago. Four women from history will come to life at various locations across the city on Tuesday, and they’ll take questions from passersby.
Freelance reporter Elizabeth Stanton and Giovanna Gray Lockhart of The Wing join the Morning Shift to discuss the living statues event.
GUESTS: Elizabeth Stanton, Curious City contributor
Giovanna Gray Lockhart, senior director of impact at The Wing
LEARN MORE: City Statues Honoring Women Are Lacking — ‘Living Statues’ Event Aims To Change That, At Least For A Day (Block Club Chicago 3/11/19)