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Schoolhouse on the Rocks

Join Women Employed at 1871 to experience a vibrant dialogue with political and civic leaders about recent victories and the importance of participation, advocacy, and activism.

date
Thursday, November 21, 2019
time
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
venue
1871 Auditorium
location
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza 1212, Chicago, IL 60654 Get Directions
tags
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Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport! We are one year away from election 2020, and we can't afford to sit on the sidelines. We have the power to shape our democracy, but passing and changing laws isn't as simple as a bill walking up the steps of Capitol Hill.

Join Women Employed at 1871 on Thursday, November 21st to experience a vibrant dialogue with political and civic leaders about recent victories and the importance of participation, advocacy, and activism. Walk away with a better understanding of your workplace rights, AND everything you need to know to boldly participate in democracy—including elections and Census 2020!

Moderator:
Cherita Ellens, CEO, Women Employed, will facilitate the conversation about the power of knowledge and participation.

Panelists:
Senator Cristina Castro, 22nd District, Chief Sponsor of the IL No Salary History Bill. Women Employed worked closely with Sen. Castro and Rep. Anna Moeller, the Chief Sponsor in the House of Representatives, to pass the bill and advance pay equity.

Stevie Valles, Executive Director, Chicago Votes, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that builds a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans. Valles is a 2019 recipient of the MTV Leaders for Change grant.

Audra Wilson, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Illinois. Audra drives the organization’s mission to further a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate in government.

Tina Hone, Chief Equity Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Tina is spearheading the Y’s Census 2020 efforts to encourage all Chicagoans to be counted to ensure residents have a voice to shape their roads, community, schools, and future.

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