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How do We Elect More Women & People of Color? Join the Symposium

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join 100’s of voters, activists, candidates & grassroots organizations as we discuss the REAL obstacles to getting more women & people of color on the ballot and then also elected, here in Illinois, in 2017 and 2018.

Hear from inspiring speakers, meet some of the candidates, connect with the grassroots organizations making a big impact who need your help & perhaps most of all – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

{Buy Tickets (includes food): http://bit.ly/symEB – pricing below}

You’ll want to attend this event if:

• you’re fired up and don’t know where to direct your energy
• you’re taking action – marching, calling – but you want your actions to have MORE impact
• you want to be part of something bigger than yourself
• you want connection and support from 1000’s of people right here in Chicago who share your thoughts, ideas, passions & beliefs
• you want to get connected in a meaningful way to people and organizations making REAL change
• you want to BE the force for change that your community, your state and even your country needs now!

The evening’s agenda:

5:00 – 6 Networking reception (cash bar, light apps provided)
6 – 8 Speakers & breakout discussions
8 – 9:00 Networking & resource fair (volunteer sign-up
opportunities)

Host: Joan Esposito, journalist and former anchor

Speakers:
Jonathan Peck (“Chicago Is Not Broke”)
Rebecca Sive (“Every Day Is Election Day”)
Shobhana Johri Verma (Director of South Asian Outreach, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners)
Angelica Heaney (Winner of the Project Soapbox/Mikva Challenge Award)

Among the organizations participating in this symposium are
• Indivisible Chicago
• Reclaim Chicago
• the Rise Movement
• The Civic Lab
• Rodham Consulting
• League of Women Voters of Illinois
• South Asian Bar Association
• The Chicago Community Trust and its annual On The Table event

REGISTRATION:
$25 general admission (includes appetizers + cash bar)
$180 table of 10

Make YOUR voice heard!
BUY TICKETS NOW: http://bit.ly/symEB

Planning Committee: Julia Kline, Sameena Mustafa, Ebony Lucas, Jenn Morgan, Maureen Keane, Kris Hase

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/274975616264080

Venue

The Montgomery Club
500 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654 US
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