Join YaleWomen DC for a community service opportunity! We will volunteer at A Wider Circle, 9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD. Please arrive by 12:45 pm for orientation and check-in. From 1 pm-3pm we will sort donations and assist clients. We also plan to create hygiene bags for families, complete with toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, and other personal care items. Please consider bringing these items to donate! To sign up, please use this link.
Hidden City Philadelphia: North Central Philly Lost & Found
Please join us for a YaleWomen Philly and YBAA-Philadelphia co-sponsored private tour with the Hidden City Philadelphia Cultural Trust, on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Guests are welcome. This tour is limited to the first 25 registrants, so don’t delay in securing your admission! Tickets for this event are $25, a portion of which goes to the Church of the Advocate, pictured above.
For stunning late Victorian Gothic Revival architecture combined with fascinating social history, it's tough to beat Church of the Advocate at 18th and Diamond, the final stop on this tour but the first thing we want to tell you about (we didn't want to bury the lede!). The church's progressive social practices began at its founding with the abolition of "pew rents" and reached their height in the 1960s and 70s when it hosted the Conference of Black Power, the Black Panther Conference and the first ordination of women in the Episcopal church. We'll step inside the church's magnificent sanctuary, where a series of 14 murals painted in the 1970s depict scenes from the African-American experience in the company of guide Judith Robinson, a longtime resident of neighboring Strawberry Mansion.
The tour will begin at Broad and Master, site of famed 19th century Shakespearean actor Edwin Forrest's mansion and now home to the Freedom Theater. We'll walk up Broad Street from there, and talk about Father Divine, the Columbia Avenue riots, Reverend Leon Sullivan's program of African-American economic empowerment, the long lost Monument Cemetery, Temple University's recent construction and expansion plans, plus a whole lot more. You'll never look at Philly the same way again. We guarantee it!
About Hidden City Philadelphia
"Hidden City Philadelphia of Culture Trust pulls back the curtain on the city’s most remarkable places and connects them to new people, functions, and resources. We celebrate the power of place and inspire social action to make our city a better place to live, work, and play. Our Hidden City Tours & Events provide immersive experiences of remarkable places, illuminate their stories, and afford networking opportunities among our growing number of members."
WHEN: April 27th, 11am-1pm. Please arrive at 10:45am. Tour begins promptly at 11:00
WHERE: The northeast corner of Broad and Masters Streets
CONTACT: Susan LaPalombara, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: 2 part registration needed
- REGISTRATION: REGISTER HERE *This event caps at 25. Once you successfully register for the event, please then promptly go to the payment link to secure your reservation. If you do not do so within 24 hours, we will release your reservation. Registrations will close on April 22nd.
PAYMENT: PAY HERE PURCHASE YOUR TICKET(S) HERE, THROUGH THIS PAYPAL LINK Once there, sign into your paypal account (or create one), click Send/Send Money and enter email@example.com as the recipient. Enter the ticket amount of $25 per ticket and click Send.
Sunday, April 28th from 5-7 pm in Arlington, VA (near East Falls Church Metro) or Potomac, MD (T-2 bus line)
Are you looking for a group or forum that will provide opportunities for thoughtful, meaningful conversation and connection? Please join us for our April salon! This will be an evening of great company, lively dialogue, and refreshments. Our topic this month is "forgiveness." To register for the Arlington location, use this link. For Potomac, use this link.
In February, over 20 Harvard and Yale women joined together for a meaningful conversation on the topic of Gratitude. Join us for our second round of "Talk Story", where we'll address the theme of Authenticity.
YaleWomen Hawaii invites you to a "talk story" gathering alongside the women alums of Harvard on Sunday, May 5 at Park Lane Ala Moana.
Inspired by the successful Harvard/Yale Women's Salon Series, our "talk story" gatherings will evoke thoughtful conversation on relevant and meaningful themes with short articles serving as a basis for discussion. Our theme for May's gathering will be Authenticity.
With your feedback, we hope to continue this series and explore other topics of interest. If you are unable to attend, but would like to suggest topics for future discussion, please reply!
Come connect with other Harvard and Yale women alums as we explore questions inspired by the following links:
The Authenticity Paradox
Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.
On Being Local
Some months ago, a few of us came together for a potluck dinner. Most of us had not met before but were interested in meeting other Yale women for an informal gathering. We meet monthly or so at the home of Margaret Loss, Law ’70, in Cambridge. It is open to all, any school or class. Please join us. The address will be provided to those who sign up.
Mamoun’s has expanded, and we now have a Philadelphia location! For those of you who never had the pleasure of eating at the famous hole-in-the-wall restaurant in New Haven, you now have the chance to taste their fantastically delicious falafel and other treats in our fair city. And for those of you who fondly remember the New Haven experience, expect the same delicious food in a different location. We’ll meet up for lunch and good conversation. This event is open to YaleWomen and their guests. Let us know if you can join us by registering HERE
Sunday, May 19th, 7:30 am - 10:30 am
In May, Yale alums volunteer in their local communities. While there are several volunteer opportunities planned in the DC Metro area, YaleWomen DC has organized a special opportunity for Yale alumnae and daughters. Volunteer at the spring "Girls on the Run" 5K, which starts/ends at Westfield Montgomery Mall. Details about our volunteer assignment will follow, but use this sign-up link to indicate your availability and we will keep you informed of our plan.
Calling anyone who wants to help plan our events! Many hands make light the work and rich the offerings. Please consider joining our leadership team in whatever capacity suits you so that we can strengthen and sustain YaleWomen Philly. This meeting will bring together old and new leadership members to plan for the year ahead. If you are a DE or NJ resident and would like to spearhead events in your neck of the woods, we would love to have you join us, too! All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Address will be provided when you register.
A striking collection of leading early American, and, American Revolutionaries portraits are displayed at the Second Bank of the United States Portrait Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Paul Jones, and, the George Washingtons, are a few of the hundreds of portraits by artists Charles Wilson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, et al. at the Second Bank of the United States (U.S.) Portrait Gallery. Please join us as we gather at the Portrait Gallery and hear from YaleWomen Philly member, Joanne Carr to learn about “Lady Washington's" portrait and her life. After the talk, enjoy the other "People of Independence" portraits at the Second Bank of the U.S. Joanne will be available to talk about what you're seeing as will the U.S. National Park Rangers. This event is open to YaleWomen and their guests. REGISTER HERE!
Sunday, June 2nd, 5 pm - 7 pm
Please join us for our monthly salon, an opportunity to gather with women from Harvard and Yale and discuss a topic and enjoy light refreshments. This month's topic is "Character Strengths." Please read this article before the meeting: Character Strengths: Research and Practice (Journal of College and Character). We will have two locations this month. To register for Arlington, please use this link. To register for DC (U Street location, near the DuPont Circle Red Line or U Street on Green/Yellow lines), use this link.