Children in Poverty: Awareness and Advocacy event Oct. 19 in Elgin

Updated 10/18/2021 11:12 AM

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

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.


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