Celebrate Women’s History Month and explore Chicago Women Rhetors, a website created by students in WRD 361: Topics in Alternative Rhetoric – Chicago Women Rhetors, taught by Professor Julie Bokser. The site features the work of women whose words and actions have helped shape Chicago.
As the site explains, “We created this site to contribute to women’s history in the rhetorical tradition.” Each student researched a figure or organization, and then designed a memorial, using rhetorical skills and theory to thoughtfully shape the memory of this figure. Visitors to the site learn about the rhetorical work of choreographer and dance anthropologist Katherine Dunham, breastfeeding advocate La Leche League, Pilsen activist Teresa Fraga, child advocate (and former DePaul University Trustee) Anne Burke, and several others.
Click here to visit the Chicago Women Rhetors website. This is a permanent site intended for public use.