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WES Goes to School—Double Your Donation!

Books for IPS Center for Inquiry School 27

As part of the Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichment Series, the Propylaeum initiated WES Goes to School which provides programs for students in Indianapolis. WES Goes to School has enabled us to expand our mission of celebrating and promoting the potential and contributions of women and girls in our culture.

Honoring the legacy of our founder May Wright Sewall, we have provided female presenters at three convocations at Shortridge High School. Our first year we sponsored opera singer Angela Brown who gave a wonderful presentation, Opera from a Sistah’s Point of View. The second year author Aleta Hodge, accompanied by a local jazz pianist, shared segments of her book on the legacy of the musicians of Indiana Avenue. Last year jazz pianist, author, and IU professor Dr. Monika Herzig took her all-female international jazz group Sheroes for a performance at the school. This year we are collecting monetary donations for the purchase of books for School 27 and right now your contribution will go twice as far. A very generous Propylaeum member has offered a $500 challenge. She will contribute $500 when we raise $500 for books!

Unfortunately, in light of pandemic limitations, sponsoring a convocation is not possible this year. In an effort to continue WES Goes to School we will provide funding for books highlighting accomplished women for the media center of IPS Center for Inquiry School 27 including biographies of our founder, suffragist May Wright Sewall. Knowing how important it is that students are able to see themselves in their literature, we want to emphasize books of minority women/girls. Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz agreed to assist us and has developed a list of appropriate titles that will be purchased.

Let's add a little sunshine to a difficult year for teachers and students. Click below to donate now.

Donation can be mailed to the Prop, made online at or if you are a member of the Propylaeum you may email Liz Ellis at and add your

donation to your Prop account. Please reference WES Goes to School in the notes section.

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