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Ebell Write Club

As requested, the Write Club will meet through the summer. Come join us for our free monthly writing gatherings for Ebell members only! These drop-in, member-led writing sessions will provide a perfect opportunity for members to develop ideas in a no-pressure atmosphere with Ebell friends and, of course, wine! We will start with a writing prompt — an idea or sentence that sparks a writing exercise. Those who wish to share their work with the group will have an opportunity…

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Field Trip: Musso & Frank Grill

Classic Hollywood - The Hollywood Museum For a post-holiday pickup, let’s go to Hollywood! First stop: a guided tour of The Hollywood Museum, in the historic Max Factor Building, housing the largest collection of movie costumes, props, posters and photographs in the world. Second stop (optional): The Musso & Frank Grill for dinner and drinks, in honor of this landmark restaurant’s 100th birthday.

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Goddesses of Fashion

Goddesses of Fashion: Monday Lunch Fashion historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell discusses goddess imagery on and off the opera stage. From the neoclassical art of the 18th century and the French Revolution to the divas of the silver screen and the red carpet, fashion has woven myth, power, and femininity into an expression of the divine. Related garments from The Ebell’s historic costume collection will be on display. Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell is an award-winning fashion historian, curator, and journalist based in Los…

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Scholarship Breakfast & Conversation

The Board of Directors of the Ebell of Los Angeles invites you to breakfast and conversation. Come and meet our Ebell scholars and get to know them!

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Monday Lunch: Women of Color in Medicine

Women of color have been practicing medicine informally for centuries, but have only been practicing medicine as physicians since 1864, when Rebecca Crumpler became the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree. Join us for an immersive conversation about healthcare and empowerment of women and children in Los Angeles. Health disparities disproportionately affect African American, Latino, and other ethnic minority communities. The outcomes for women in our communities affect the entire family unit. Please join our panel of obstetricians…

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Annual Galentine’s Day Party

Grab your girl crew and join us for a special Galentine’s Day party & screening of First Wives Club. The night kicks off with an opening reception in our historic lounge featuring champagne, cheese and chocolate, followed by a movie screening. What is “Galantine’s Day?” Galentine's Day is a holiday Amy Poehler's Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope created that occurs every year on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine's Day. It's like Valentine's Day, only instead of celebrating the…

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Ebell Write Club

As requested, the Write Club will meet through the summer. Come join us for our free monthly writing gatherings for Ebell members only! These drop-in, member-led writing sessions will provide a perfect opportunity for members to develop ideas in a no-pressure atmosphere with Ebell friends and, of course, wine! We will start with a writing prompt — an idea or sentence that sparks a writing exercise. Those who wish to share their work with the group will have an opportunity…

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Your Vote, Your Voice: Ballots and More

Ballots and More: California’s New Voting System Demystified by the League of Women Voters Join us for an engaging and informative evening as Vice President and Professor Emeritus Mona Field from the League of Women Voters guides us through California’s revolutionary new voting system, ballot and the initiatives up for election. Bring your ballot and your questions for this interactive discussion. All parties welcome! This is a non-partisan event.

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Monday Lunch: Guest Speaker Lori Bettison-Varga

On December 13, 2019, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles announced the winning plan for a redesign of the tarpits park, museum and research site. Join Lori Bettison-Varga, President and Director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles, for an inside look at the future of this exciting renovation in our neighborhood and other developments in Exposition Park. Dr. Bettison-Varga arrived at the family of Natural History Museums in October 2015 after serving six years as President and…

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African-American Artists Upfront and Personal

Over 13 years Ebell member Lizzie Blatt and husband Steve Blatt have created an assemblage of contemporary artists. Their collection features such prominent African-American artists as Glenn Ligon, Sam Gilliam and Rashid Johnson, as well as other significant artists including Ed Ruscha. Lizzie opens her home for a tour of the very personally curated Blatt collection—and we'll enjoy lunch onsite! EBELL MEMBERS ONLY - Blatt Home Tour & Lunch

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Monday Lunch: Valiant Women of the Vote

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 26, 1920, the 19th amendment guarantees women the right to vote.  Achieving this milestone took decades of struggle and protest, continuing even after ratification. Join Susan Scanlan, Member Emerita of the National Women’s History Museum Board of Directors, for an inspirational presentation about the history of this important amendment and the brave women who fought for its passage. Please Wear White - Wear white to honor the fight! Member Photoshoot…

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International Women’s Day Celebration with Geena Davis

Join us for the launch of our special new partnership with The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media (GDIGM). Academy Award-Winning Actor Geena Davis and her team will present their groundbreaking research on the state of women and other underrepresented groups in the entertainment industry. The presentation, open only to members of the Ebell and GDIGM, will look at progress and highlight interventions that can move the needle. Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media "If she can see…

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THE SHOT: Staged Play Reading

Join award-winning actor and Ebell member Sharon Lawrence as she presents a reading of Robin Gerber’s new play, THE SHOT, about the iconic Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, directed by Michelle Joyner and produced by Laurie Bernhard. For more than 20 years, Katharine Graham was a self-described “doormat wife,” secretly enduring years of domestic abuse from her husband.  After his suicide, she took over as publisher and CEO of the Washington Post where she defied the government by publishing the…

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Wine & Dine Series – Celebrating Female Chefs and Winemakers

Enjoy a spring feast food-and-wine pairing dinner celebrating female chefs and winemakers. Please identify any specific food allergies when you make your reservation. Allergy accommodations may be possible and if so, will be confirmed prior to the event. Note: due to the nature of this carefully curated dinner, no other adjustments will be made to the menu.

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Clubhouse Confab

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What is a Clubhouse Confab, you ask? It’s an Ebell gathering of the minds; just us, a convention of talents, ideas and our own fabulous selves. A powwow of personalities perched in the library sipping and snacking with no greater purpose than the camaraderie of friends, old and new. What will come of it? Everything! The Confab Motto: “No Friendship is an Accident” – O.Henry

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Ebell Write Club

As requested, the Write Club will meet through the summer. Come join us for our free monthly writing gatherings for Ebell members only! These drop-in, member-led writing sessions will provide a perfect opportunity for members to develop ideas in a no-pressure atmosphere with Ebell friends and, of course, wine! We will start with a writing prompt — an idea or sentence that sparks a writing exercise. Those who wish to share their work with the group will have an opportunity…

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