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Women and Immigration, Beyond Farm Wife Stereotypes

Using letters and papers from 1918-1940, examine a case study of one family’s immigration from rural Norway to growing Chicago. The focus is on traditions and adaptations required of women in the home. Look at areas such as community involvement, support for the immigrant community and the role of education in making adaptations to food, clothing and leisure time in their new environment to look beyond the more widely known story of the farmer’s wife.


Aleta Chossek

Through writing her book, “Krisitine, Finding Home,” Aleta has developed her storytelling as a calling. Daring to share family stories with others primarily through Red Oak Roundtables and Judy Bridges Writing Workshops has opened for Aleta a world of shared ... read more

Date: Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Aleta Chossek

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 300

Program Number: SPRI:302

Registration opens Tue, Jan 12, 2021.