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Lillian Wald: At Home on Henry Street

Sunday, March 28, 2010
2:00pm in Ceremonial Hall
A reading of the play
“Lillian Wald: At Home on Henry Street”
written and performed by Clare Coss
Lillian D. Wald  Clare Coss

Lillian D. Wald, pioneering public health nurse, social reformer, peace activist, and active member of the Ethical Culture Society, founded the Henry Street Settlement, Visiting Nurse Service, Neighborhood Playhouse, public playgrounds, school lunches, and countless other visionary ‘firsts’.  The play is set at dawn, May 8, 1916, in Wald’s office/sitting room at the Settlement, as she prepares to lead a delegation to the White House, where she hopes to convince President Woodrow Wilson to keep the U.S. from entering the war and to call for a conference of neutral nations to end it.

Q & A to follow the reading with Clare Coss and Blanche Wiesen Cook.

Clare Cossis a playwright, psychotherapist, and activist convinced that we have it in our power to create a just and safe world.

Suggested donation $5.00 to benefit
the Homeless Women’s Shelter at NYSEC.