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THIS PRESENTS TO YOU MRS. J. OWEN PHILLIPS Lecturer and Organizer HAS LECTURED FOR NATIONAL SERVICE LEAGUE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL EDUCATION LEAGUE WOMAN'S INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMAN NATIONAL CIVIC EDUCATION LEAGUE WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT CHAUTAUQUA CAMPAIGN, MIDDLE WEST STATE FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS IN ENGLAND - AMERICA - CANADA Mrs. Phillips is settling in Philadelphia, assisting her husband in his work for the Social Service Commission. MRS. OWEN PHILLIPS MRS. OWEN PHILLIPS is a versatile and interesting woman with a remarkable command of language and an easy delivery which speedily puts her on good terms with her audience. She has in rare degree the gift of thinking clearly and of putting her thoughts into words. She is a worker, not a theorist, and has first-hand knowledge of her subjects, having gained her experience in England, Canada and the United States. She was for two years principal of a training school for speakers in London, and has made a specialty of this work in Canada and New England, being at the present time on the staff of the Milton Academy. She is also an author and holds literary honors from Cambridge, England. Since coming to America, she has spoken at many cultural, social, literary and religious gatherings, some of her recent engagements being the Annual Conference of New York State Federation of Woman's Clubs; The Annual Conference of the National Council of Canadian Women, where she had two consecutive visits; The Twentieth Century Club of Boston, before which she has appeared three times, and the Business Women's Club of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she has spoken four times. Those who have heard Mrs. Phillips have been deeply impressed with the charm of her voice and manner, her keen intellectuality, her deep convictions and her mission as a propagator of ideals which have for their object the betterment of social conditions. A notable event will be the appearance of Hon. and Mrs. Harry Phillips in what is termed a SYMPOSIUM FOR TWO which will be a discussion of some vitally attractive subject from two different viewpoints; not a mock discussion, but a genuine, vital and broad presentation of the subject from quite opposite angles; Mr. Phillips, speaking from the viewpoint of the man; Mrs. Phillips from the viewpoint of the woman. Chautauqua Magazine, 1915 Lecture Subjects NEW WINE AND OLD BOTTLES The Religious and Social needs of the Twentieth Century and how to supply them. LOVE, DEMOCRACY AND RELIGION Higher ideals in Personal, Social and Religious relationship. CO-OPERATIVE CITIZENSHIP Showing the ideal of co-operation as being needed in the competitive struggle to live. Mrs. Phillips is in no sense merely a woman speaker. She was organizing secretary and founder of several Social Settlements and men's clubs in London. The following are a few men's meeting and organizations she has addressed in England and America: Toynbee Hall (Robert Louis Stevenson's Settlement), London; Students' Union Club, London University, London; P. S. A. (Pleasant Sunday Afternoon) Men's League, London: His Majesty's Borstal Institution, and other Men's Reform Prisons (special government appointment); Y. M. C. A. Dinner Hour Factory Talks to railroad workers, London, Ontario; Cooper Union, New York, Men's Mass Meetings; Faueuil Hall, Boston, with J. Graham Brooks, on Co-oporation; Majestic Theatre, Boston, Garment Workers' Meeting, with Dr. Fleischer and Philip Davis; Central Labor Union, Boston; and numbers of mixed audiences on social and religious questions in both countries. PRESS NOTICES Seldom has it been our lot to hear so trenchant an address as that given at Lime Grove Baths to the members and friends of the Hammersmith Lecture Society by Mrs. J. E. Owen Phillps. The lecturer plunged into her subject, and in a clear, incisive and forceful manner held her audience without a break, and with an exceptionally clear enunciation for nearly an hour and a half… The lecture closed amid tumultuous applause.— Hammersmith and Kensington Press Mrs. Phillips is a brilliant, intellectual woman. She possesses the happy faculty of not only seeing the problems with which she deals in a clear and impersonal light, but she is able to make her listeners see them from the same standpoint. What she says is pointed and concise, and she looks at the problems of life from a broad and rational viewpoint.— London, Ont., Free Press Education is everything that tends to develop the human mind… social science shows the student how to live, and after all what we all wish most to know is how to live, let others live, and leave behind us a posterity which may live better than we have been able to.— From an interview with Mrs. Owen Phillips in N. Y. Times ENDORSEMENTS Mrs. Owen Phillips possesses a pleasing personality and fine voice. From the moment she begins to speak until her closing words she holds her audience. Her subjects cover a wide field, and I am sure that any club desiring a good speaker can do no better than secure Mrs. Phillips. I can most heartily endorse her as one of the best platform speakers I have heard in a long time. MISS MARY GARRETT HAY President N. Y. State Federation of Women's Clubs To whom it may concern: Mrs. H. Phillips in her lectures on our Chautauqua platform this summer has convinced the crowds that she is one of the best woman lecturers on the American platform. She has a peculiar masterful way of handling logic and English which places her on the highest plane of lecturers. I heartily endorse Mrs. Phillips as the best, and will vouch for her success. T. L. TETIRICK, Mgr. White-Myers System Harold Johnson, Secretary of the International Moral Education League, London, says:—I am very much interested in the work you are doing. We hope to arrange for a lecture for you under our auspices. The Rev. J. G. Inkster, Presbyterian Church, London, Ontario, says:—In regard to your address, I consider it to have been one of the very best I have ever heard from man or woman. Its logic, ethic and rhetoric were irresistible.
|Title||Mrs. J. Owen Phillips: lecturer and organizer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Phillips, Owen J.|
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