Callirrhoé Parren to Jane Addams, May 2, 1921




2nd May 1921

Dear Madam,

Our Congress began & ended under the most [favorable] terms. The Government adopted it & the Prime Minister in his inaugural speech, stated that he is awaiting the issue of its work in order to regulate the Legislative reforms regarding our rights & the protection of the childhood.

The committee for the study of the articles of the Constitution to be reformed has already accepted, almost unanimously, the reform granting to women civil & political rights.

On the day which was devoted to foreign institutions & organizations & on which Mrs. Bellini spoke about the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, I had asked Dr. [Papadopoulos], who has spent several years of his life in Chicago, to speak about the [page 2] Hull House. He gave a very interesting speech exposing your work & all you have accomplished for the emigrants in general & for the Greeks in particular. The audience (& the house was full that day) heard with the utmost attention & they were so interested that at the end of the speech they unanimously expressed the wish to [transmit] to you the admiration we all feel for your work & our immense gratitude for all you are doing in behalf of our fellow countrymen.

Hoping, dear Madam, that you will be pleased to hear that our Congress has been so successful.

I remain
Yours truly

C. Parren