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Symposium: How to Elect More Women & People of Color in 2018 in Illinois

  • The Montgomery Club 500 West Superior Street Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)

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. 

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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! 

Among the organizations participating in this symposium are: 

  • Indivisible Chicago
  • Reclaim Chicago
  • the Rise Movement 
  • Rodham Consulting
  • The Civic Lab & the authors of "Chicago Is Not Broke" 
  • The League of Women Voters of Illinois

Confirmed speakers (more to be added):

  • Jonathan Peck (Community organizer, adviser to Chuy Garcia)
  • Rebecca Sive ("Every Day Is Election Day")

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! 

Event Schedule:

5 - 6     Networking reception (cash bar, lite apps provided) 
6 - 8    Speakers & breakout discussions
8 - 9   Networking & volunteer sign-up opportunities 

Tickets (includes lite apps, cash bar):
$25 General admission
$180 Table of 10 

Tickets are transferrable, but non-refundable

Planning committee: Julia Kline, Sameena Mustafa, Ebony Lucas, Jennifer Morgan, and Peter Schmookler.

This event is part of Chicago Community Trust's annual On The Table event.