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Emily Worth is a Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois where her work focuses on women's and reproductive rights. Emily joined the ACLU of Illinois in the fall of 2014. At the Harvard Law School, she was active in the Tenant Advocacy Project and the Employment Civil Rights Clinic and was an editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Emily joins more than 300 staff attorneys and thousands of volunteer attorneys to defend individual freedoms including speech and religion, a woman’s right to choose, the right to due process, citizens’ rights to privacy and much more. Since 1920, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Author Rita Dragonette uses her personal experiences as a student during one of the most volatile years of the Vietnam War and gives voice to the women of her generation. “It’s an important perspective with a rich and complex backstory that has informed the involvement of women in protests through to and including today’s ‘Never Again’ movement.” Rita Dragonette After Rita spent nearly 30 years as an award-winning public relations executive, she has returned to her passion for writing. Her first novel “The Fourteenth of September” released in 2018 has already won a number of awards and recognitions. WHEN: MARCH 21, 2019 @ 7:30PM (Doors Open @ 7:00pm) WHERE: THE HISTORY CENTER, 800 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 For additional information: www.LWVGE.org

Earlier Event: March 16
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