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DuPage County NAACP Judicial Candidates Forum

Monday, 1/20/20, @ 7 p.m.

Cantigny Park Auditorium, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton

Candidates in attendance include : Hon. James F. McCluskey, Hon. Ann C. Walsh, Hon. Richard Felice, Hon. Monique O’Toole, Margaret O’Connell, Jill Otte, Azam Nizamuddin, Richard Veenstra, Jeff Jacobson, David Stevens, DuPage County State’s Atty Bob Berlin, Alice Wilson, John Pcolinski. More information here.

Naperville City Council Meeting

Tuesday, 1/21/20, @ 7 p.m.

Council Chambers, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville. Download meeting agenda here.

DuPage Clean Energy Coalition Meeting

Wednesday, 1/22/20, @ 7-8:30 p.m.

DuPage County Board Room, 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton

Open to the public. Find out what suburban communities are doing to plan for and acquire cleaner energy sources.

Census 2020

Wednesday, 1/22/20, @ 7-8:30 p.m.

Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville

Hosted by LWV-Naperville. Jay Young of Common Cause Chicago will discuss the importance of the 2020 Census. More information here.

People in Need Forum

Saturday, 1/25/20, @ 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

McHenry County College, Luecht Auditorium in Building B, 8900 U.S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL.

Attendees will receive a hard-copy and a flash drive with a Community Resource Directory. This event is free and open to the public. Check in for a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. More information here.

Environmental and Climate Justice Fair

Saturday, 1/25/20, @ 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visitors Center, Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton

Hosted by DuPage County NAACP. The theme is “Our Planet: Love It Because You Can’t Leave It.” To host a table, please register here. Deadline to register for a table is Jan. 22, 2020. More information about the event here.

Documentary Film Screening of “Better Angels: Reuniting America” 

Sunday, 1/26/20, @ 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 North Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights

Sponsored by OFA-Indivisible. RSVP here.

Meeting the Needs of Our LGBTQIA+ Students

Tuesday, 1/28/20, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Crouse Educational Center, 780 Shoreline Rd., Aurora

Learn how to become an ally and advocate for LGBTQIA+ students. Presented by the Parent Diversity Advisory Council, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204. More information here.

Barriers to Renewable Energy in Naperville & What We can do about it

Wednesday, 1/29/20, @ 7-8:30 p.m.

Wentz Science Center, Room 104, North Central College, 131 S. Loomis St., Naperville. More information here.

Speaker Greg Hubert, member of Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force, will present the talking points for local residents to understand the limited source of their electric power – 90% of Naperville’s power comes from coal-generated power plants. Co-hosted by CCL, LWV-Naperville, and ACE.

Understanding Implicit Bias, Part II

Wednesday, 1/29/20, @ 7-8:30 p.m.

Presented by Naperville Neighbors United. Guest speaker will be Adrienne Coleman, Ed.D – Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). Please register for tickets here to assist NNU in planning.

Is climate change impacting DuPage County – DuPage Environmental Summit 2020

Thursday, 1/30/20, @ 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Naperville Campus, Northern Illinois University, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville

This free event is sponsored by The Conservation Foundation. Register here.

Candidate Forum for State Reps, State Senate, and U.S. IL-14

Thursday, 1/30/20, @ 7-8:30 p.m.

Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia.

Presented and hosted by LWV chapters in Aurora, Naperville, and Batavia, and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. Candidates for IL Senate District 25, IL State Representative District 49 and U.S. Congressional District IL-14 will speak and take questions at Batavia City Hall. More information here.

A Forum on Medicare for All and the Fair Tax 

Thursday, 1/30/2020, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Glen Ellyn Historical Society, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn

Former State Sen. Daniel Biss will speak on the Fair Tax and Dr. John Perryman will speak on Medicare for All. Hosted by Indivisible DuPage. More information here.

Iowa Caucuses 2020

Monday, 2/03/20


ACE February Meeting: Abolish the Electoral College?

Sunday, 2/16/20, @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Community Room, 1st Congregational-UCC, 25 E. Benton Ave., Naperville

Our speaker will be Joyce Williams, issues specialist, from the League of Women Voters who will discuss how the Electoral College was created by the Founding Fathers and why we might be better off without it.


Candidate Forum for the U.S. IL-11 Congressional District

Monday, 2/17/20, @ 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville

Co-sponsored and co-hosted by LWV, Naperville and Aurora chapters. Democratic primary candidates at 6:30 p.m. Republican primary candidates at 8:00 p.m.

Democracy Series: Affordable Housing and Civil Rights

Wednesday, 2/19/20, @ 7-8:30 p.m.

Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville

Hosted by LWV-Naperville and DuPage NAACP. Veteran civil rights and affordable housing activist Bernie Kleina will offer his perspective on where we are today and share some of his classic photographs. More information here.

Forum for Democratic Candidates for Illinois House of Representatives 41st District 

Tuesday, 2/25/20, @ 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville

Two Democratic candidates are running in the Primary on March 17th. The Republican incumbent is not being challenged in the Primary. Therefore, the LWV-Naperville is holding this forum for Democratic candidates, Denika McMillen and Janet Yang-Rohr. More information here.

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of our Students

Tuesday, 2/25/20, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Crouse Educational Center, 780 Shoreline Rd., Aurora

Presented by the Parent Diversity Advisory Council, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204. More information here.

Super Tuesday 2020

Tuesday, 3/03/20

Primaries held in 14 states, American Samoa, and for Democrats Abroad. Texas and California , the two most populous states, are in this mix. More information here.

Illinois Primary Election 2020

Tuesday, 3/17/20

GET OUT THE VOTE!

PDAC Book Club Discusses “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo

Tuesday, 3/19/20, @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Crouse Educational Center, 780 Shoreline Rd., Aurora

Presented by the Parent Diversity Advisory Council, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204, in collaboration with Naperville Public Library, Naperville Neighbors United, and others. More information about PDAC here. More about the book here.

Census Day 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


There are many more events posted at Left Out-DuPage Area and Persist List, many of which are in the city of Chicago, often mid-week and scheduled mid-to-late afternoon. Nevertheless, members may find the time or inclination to join one of these, so please bookmark this site and look it over each week to see what’s coming up.

Check out the League of Women Voters-Naperville’s website and the upcoming events posted there.

 

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