Our next community program will explore the effects of recent political developments on our local public schools, including but not limited to Illinois’ recent school funding reform. What financial impact will the controversial tax credit scholarship program and other provisions of this new law have on our Glen Ellyn public schools? How might changes in federal education policy and other legal developments affect our local public school students? Speakers include school administrators from D41, D87 and D89, the Regional Superintendent of Education Darlene Ruscitti, and other local education experts.
Harvard scholar Jeraul Mackey explained the nature of and the science behind implicit bias. He shared ways we can understand our hidden bias, then harness our differences to make society work better for everyone.
Members of the Glen Ellyn League joined members from other leagues from across Illinois to hear U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Renee Ferguson at the annual State of the State event.
Renee Ferguson, the first African-American investigative reporter in Chicago, shared how suffragist Ida B. Wells, the daughter of slaves, inspired her to give voice to women and marginalized people.
Glen Ellyn LWV volunteer voter registrars will be registering voters (or changing addresses) at two sites today, on National Voter Registration Day: College of DuPage SSC building, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. The People's Resource Center 201 S. Naperville Rd. from 9-11 a.m. Please spread the word. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
Come check out our Village’s new Police Department Headquarters at 65 S. Park Boulevard and hear Glen Ellyn’s Director of Planning and Development Staci Hulseberg present the most up-to-date information and answer questions about revitalizing our downtown business district and other vacant commercial properties, as well as her insights regarding important Village planning and development matters.
A free press is essential to our democracy and the US has some of the world’s strongest legal protections for free speech. Yet journalists in the US are facing increased hostility for their work. Join us as we hear from award-winning Daily Herald reporter Kerry Lester on Tuesday, August 29, at 7pm. Ms. Lester will speak and answer questions regarding national, state, and local political developments and the role of newspapers in holding power to account and informing the public.
The League welcomes Naazish YarKhan and her son Yousuf discuss Building Bridges to Understanding based on their work with refugees in the greater Chicago area.
Their presentation follows the League's annual dinner on April 27, 2017.