“A Woman’s Legacy” Women’s Day Luncheon was held at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center on March 25 in honor of Women’s History Month.  

Karen Chavers served as moderator of a discussion panel that included former Mayor Lorraine H. Morton, Lilien Harvey, Kristen Sanders, Brenda Philips, and Victoria Reeves, all of whom have served the Evanston community in various ways. In her opening remarks Chavers set the tone by asking, “Where would we be without women?”

Retiring Evanston officials Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Ald. Delores Holmes were in attendance and spoke about the empowerment of women and the contri-butions they have made to society.

Heidi Randhava is an award winning reporter who has a deep commitment to community engagement and service. She has written for the Evanston RoundTable since 2016.