Event Details

  • November 8, 2018
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Free

Venue

  • AFL-CIO
  • 534 S 2nd St
  • Springfield, IL 62701

Event Description

AAUW Springfield Branch Meeting and Public Policy Event: "The 2018 Midterm Elections - Implications for Women" A distinguished panel of local public policy experts and advocates will address the implications of the November 6, 2018 Midterm election with regard to gender politics; public policy affecting women, women of color, and young women in particular; and the relationships between campaign finance, redistricting, and term limits on recruiting and electing women to public office. An audience Q & A will follow the panel. A brief AAUW branch meeting will be held for members after the event. When: 7 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 Where: AFL-CIO, 534 S. 2nd St, Springfield, Illinois 62701 Who: AAUW Springfield Branch welcomes its branch members and the general public to join this important and timely public policy discussion featuring: Panelists: • Deborah Anthony, M.A., J.D., Associate Professor, Legal Studies, UIS, specialist in constitutional law, civil rights, employment discrimination, gender and law • Teresa Haley, State President of Illinois NAACP and President of the Springfield Branch of NAACP • Kent Redfield, Professor of Political Science - Emeritus, Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies, UIS, and Director of the Sunshine Project. • Jillian Hawkins, M.A., Assistant Executive Director, Illinois Democratic County Chairman's Association and former campaign field operative. • Emma Shafer, student at Lincoln Land Community College, founder and co-leader of Students Demand Action for Gun Sense. Moderator: Rachel Otwell, NPR Illinois reporter on arts, community, and diverse culture AAUW Press Contact:Co-President Marcia Wherry, 217-585-1296 or Co-President Deanie Brown, 217-720-8465. Since 1881, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been the nation's leading voice promoting gender equity and education for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.AAUW is a non-partisan organization that advocates for public policies that promote a strong system of public education; gender fairness, equity, and diversity; economic self-sufficiency for all women; and equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society. http://www.aauwspringfieldil.com/home.html

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