Children in Poverty: Awareness and Advocacy event Oct. 19 in Elgin
On Tuesday, Oct. 19, local leaders and experts will be discussing the effects of poverty on women and its impact on the community, especially children. "Elgin's Children in Poverty: Awareness and Advocacy" will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Meadows Community Rooms at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. This is copresented by Women On The Brink. Register at attend.gailborden.info/event/5571747.
Guest speakers include: Elgin Mayor David Kaptain; Pat Chamberlain; Steve Moon of the Grand Victoria Foundation; and Mitch Lifson and Tasha Green Cruzat of Children's Advocates For Change.
Panelists include: Nancy Coleman, Alignment Collaborative for Education; Lea Conrad, Gretchen S. Vapnar Community Crisis Center; Kristi Dahlquist, One Hope United; Deb Dempsey, Kane County Regional Office of Education; Corey Dixon, Elgin City Council; Pilar Garcia, More at 4; Karla Jimenez, Elgin Area School District U-46; Amber Peters, Elgin Partnership for Early Learning; India Smith, YWCA; Madeleine Villalobos, Digital Equity Coordinator, Gail Borden Public Library District; and Kris Young, YWCA.
Additional sponsors include the local branches of the American Association of University Women and League of Women Voters.