Helen M. Lewis

The presentation, done in costume, helps to explain the path chosen by this Nobel Peace Prize recipient, as well as to convey the relevance of Addams’ work and ideas today.

Description

Throughout her long career advocating the needs of impoverished immigrants, exploited laborers, youth criminals and war victims, Jane Addams valued Hull House, her settlement house in Chicago, as the center from which she and her colleagues could assist others and improve society, while adding meaning to their own lives. She trusted social democracy to restore dignity to the marginal. Her many publications reveal a person finding identity and purpose through her causes. The presentation, done in costume, helps to explain the path chosen by this Nobel Peace Prize recipient, as well as to convey the relevance of Addams’ work and ideas today.

Helen M. Lewis

Title: Instructor of English & Humanities - Western Iowa Tech College

Email: lewish@witcc.edu; helen2000hum@yahoo.com

Phone: (712) 274-8733 ext. 1423

City: Sioux City, IA


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