Chicago Detours, voted “Best Tour of Chicago” by the Chicago Reader in 2019, is hosting the “Badass Women of History,” a live and interactive virtual event, highlighting diverse historical women with Chicago ties that forged groundbreaking paths in science, business, culture and social justice that span the globe and continue to impact us today. The hour-long Zoom event is narrated by a passionate host with visuals that journey from past to present and interactive elements for viewers to participate in including fun creative challenges and games. With four ticketed events in total during March, “Badass Women of History” takes place March 8 at 6pm CT, March 12 at 7pm, March 20 at 1pm, and March 27 at 1pm.
In this event, viewers have the opportunity to learn about a daredevil pilot, a trailblazing sculptor from the 1893 World’s Fair, and a fierce labor union leader, among others. Each woman has a Chicago connection with an inspiring life story that continues to resonate today. Chicago Detours’ passionate hosts tell these historical stories with coinciding videos, photos and artwork that illustrate each badass woman’s story.