Virtual Events Archive

Here is an archive of the virtual events we have hosted during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep our community informed while staying in the safety of their own homes. These videos can also be accessed directly through our Facebook page. 


A conversation on the Supported Decision Making Act with Vaughn LSC parent Cindy Ok, IGAC Legislative Affairs Director Gia Orr, and IGAC Deputy Director Teresa Parks



Our conversation with New Hope Food Pantry Board President Joe Kerke (July 23)

Spotlight on New Hope Community Food Pantry

Join us for a quick 30 minute spotlight on the New Hope Community Food Pantry, serving five zipcodes on the far NW side of Chicago and suburbs. School social worker *and* pantry board president Joe Kerke touches on the need, the operation, how to get involved as a volunteer, and how to access food assistance. Learn even more at **Shout out to the owner of North Branch Friend Chicken in Jefferson Park who donated food on Monday to the pantry!**

Posted by State Representative Lindsey LaPointe on Thursday, July 23, 2020



Our discussion on violence prevention with local expert and advocate Katherine Bocanegra (July 21)



Learn how to volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (July 17)

Virtual Information Session: Volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Our recent forum on the Illinois Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program covered the impact COVID-19 has had on the CASA program and the critical need for volunteers *right now*. Please take a listen to learn about this meaningful way to support our abused and neglected youth. Thank you again to our co-hosts and speakers: Executive Director of Illinois CASA, Mari Christopherson; Outreach and Missions Associate of IL CASA, James McIntyre; Senator Rob Martwick; Mayor Guerin of River Grove and Mayor Saviano of Elmwood Park. Illinois CASA champions children by supporting, uniting, and growing local programs to provide a court-appointed volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children throughout the State. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved and have questions, please reach out and we will be happy to connect you with the organization.

Posted by State Representative Lindsey LaPointe on Saturday, July 18, 2020



Our town hall with elected leaders and justice reform advocates about policing (July 15)

Policing Town Hall

LIVE NOW: Policing Town Hall

Posted by Senator Robert Martwick on Wednesday, July 15, 2020



Our chat with local teacher Mandy Guzman about starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at her school (June 24)



A discussion on food security and resources during COVID-19 (June 4)



Domestic violence information and support systems during COVID-19 (June 2)