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Presenters Announced for 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day

Speakers include IL Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton and House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch

There's still time to register and earn up to 3.0 CEUs for this year's NASW-Illinois Chapter 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day! Register here.


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Day's Schedule:

  • Educational Program: 9:00am–12:00pm

  • Virtual lobbying to follow in afternoon

The below individuals have been confirmed to speak at next week's NASW-Illinois Chapter 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day. Please note that all speakers and schedule are subject to change.

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch

Illinois State Representative Lindsey LaPointe, MSW

Illinois State Senator Karina Villa, MSW, School Social Worker

David Applegate, The Kennedy Forum Illinois

Illinois State Senator Ann Gillespie

William Dwyer, MSW, LSW, Legislative Correspondent, Illinois Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly

Illinois State Representative Jackie Haas, MSW, LCSW

Breakout session presenters will also include:

  • LGBTQIA+ Issues: Mike Ziri, Equality Illinois

  • Law Enforcement Response Alternatives: Dave Lowitzki

  • Environmental Issues: Tonyisha Harris, Illinois Environmental Council

  • Reproductive Health, Sexual Education: Bridget Leahy, Planned Parenthood of Illinois

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