The rallying cry of the 1970s children’s program School House Rock! was “knowledge is power.” We couldn’t agree more. But passing and changing laws isn't as simple as a bill walking up the steps of Capitol Hill.

Join us to experience a vibrant dialogue with political and civic leaders about recent victories and the importance of participation, advocacy, and activism. Leave armed with the knowledge you need to help build power and win #EquityForAll—including the importance of elections and Census 2020!

Join us for Heavy Conversation and Light Appetizers!
Thursday, November 21, 2019
1871 Auditorium (Suite 1212), 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
5:15-5:50 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00-7:30 p.m. Panel Conversation
Tickets: $25 for you and a guest

BONUS: Come to this event, and you'll get 2 for 1 tickets to a Sunday performance of a 2020 performance of Second City's She the People, to start the New Year off right!

Meet Our Panelists!

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

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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Women Employed relentlessly pursues equity for women in the workforce by effecting policy change, expanding access to educational opportunities, and advocating for fair and inclusive workplaces to make the world a better place for us all. Since 1973, Women Employed has opened doors, broken down barriers, and created fundamental, systemic change. For more information, visit, or follow @WomenEmployed on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

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