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 Secure Your Rights + Self

May 18th, 2021

 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT 

 Secure Your Rights + Self

Secure Your Rights + Self will provide an opportunity for young women, girls, trans, and gender nonbinary individuals ages 13-24 from across Chicago to share their concerns around threats to their safety. They will have the opportunity to ask our panelists how they can protect their rights to an education, to a future free from discrimination, inequality, and abuse.

Event Details

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Featured Speakers:


Click on any of the featured speakers to learn more about them!

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Rachel Arfa

Rachel Arfa was appointed Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in July 2020.  Commissioner Arfa is the...


Sen. Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who was among..


Nia C. Mathis

Nia C. Mathis is region Vice President - State & Local Government Affairs at Verizon. In this role, Nia shapes public policy in 22 states across the central Midwest and ...

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Resita Cox

Resita Cox is a North Carolina-bred, Chicago-based spoken word artist and visual storyteller. She has been performing for almost 10 years and has ...

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Stephanie Morimoto

Stephanie is Owner & CEO of Asutra, where we're passionate about helping people take care of themselves on purpose so they can get the most out of life – what we call ....


Zoe Weinstein

Hi I’m Zoe, I’m 17 and I love to travel. I currently live in the South Loop next to my high school, Jones College Prep where I am a junior. I’m passionate about social activism..

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Chakena Perry

Chakena Perry is a native Chicagoan, hailing from the Back of the Yards and Ashburn neighborhoods. She currently resides in Justice, IL with her husband and their son...


Sophia Eisenberg

Sophia Eisenberg (Breakout Room Moderator): Sophia moved to the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago after earning her BA in Psychology and Political Science from ...


Sisavanh Baker

Sisavanh Baker is the Cook County Director of Human Rights and Ethics. In addition to leading a team to ensure the enforcement of human rights and ethics laws,...


Bernice (Bea) Billups

Billups has been with The Boeing Company for almost 20 years.  In her current role she is responsible for managing the community investment portfolio and oversight of ...


Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton

Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton is excited to serve Illinois as the state’s 48th Lieutenant Governor. As the first African American to hold this office, Stratton ...

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

5:00  pm - 7:00 pm

Opening and Welcome

Moderated Panel Conversation

Breakout Session


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