There is another way of looking at the last fifty years and that is that I
really like to start things. When I said that being active in politics is
about bringing change in our society; that's also about organizing groups to
bring about change, and—oh dear, I was also on the Board of Lutheran Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital, YWCA... Back then in the fifties, when we got married we were entertaining a lot of foreign visitors. And I started something called the International Visitors
Center. They programmed Fulbright and Smith Mindt Scholars who came to this country to learn about us and help us and then they went back to their own countries and built better societies. And we, at the International Visitors Center would arrange for them to have tours of Chicago and to go to Chicago in houses for dinner. I spent about fifteen years doing that.
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