What We Are Fighting For - Eleanor Roosevelt During World War II

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Date and Time: 
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Susan Marie Frontczak

Eleanor Roosevelt

WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR---ELEANOR ROOSEVELT DURING WORLD WAR II 

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It is December 1942. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has just returned from England where she visited with soldiers, generals, royalty, and the working people. Find out how the First Lady feels about the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty. Hear how Mrs. Roosevelt both affected and was affected by a world at war.

Starting in the 1920's Eleanor worked to advance minimum wage, maximum hours, laws against child labor, women's rights, women's representation in government, civil rights, and other progressive causes. As soon as FDR was installed in office in 1933 she held a press conference for women reporters only.  No other "first lady" had ever taken on such a public role. She continued to advance her causes while her husband was in office. She often served as her husband's "eyes and ears" across the United States by inspecting factories, inner city tenements, military camps, etc. - because FDR's polio confined him to a wheelchair. After his death, she became a delegate to the newly formed United Nations and led the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Behind this public life is the story of a little girl who lost both parents before the age of ten, a débutante who felt trapped by society's expectations, and a young wife who raised five children before emerging as one of the 20th century's most influential women.

Tonight's program will focus on Eleanor's role and activities during World War II . 

SPEAKER: For over 25 years, Susan Marie Frontczak has brought history and literature to life and honed personal experience into tales worth telling again and again. She presents to university, corporate, school, family, and theater audiences across the U.S. and abroad.

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South Ridge Recreation Center
Upstairs Auditorium
4800 McArthur Ranch Rd
Highlands Ranch 80130 39° 31' 23.4984" N, 104° 56' 4.8912" W
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