Special Guest: Ms. Kina Collins
Gun Violence Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate and
Founder of the Chicago Neighborhood Alliance (to prevent gun violence in Chicago)
Ms. Collins was selected by the Illinois statewide chapter of the National Organization for Women as the Ida B. Wells-Barnett award recipient for her commitment to ending gun violence, promoting criminal justice reform, and her work for Illinois women and girls. She was given the 2018 Women Who Dared, Vernita Gray Community leader award by the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women and was honored with the Change Maker Award from Chicago City Clerk, Anna Valencia. She recently co-authored her first bill, which was passed into law, House Bill 5544-the Illinois Council on Women and Girls’ Act. She is currently serving as a National Organizer for Physicians for a National Health Program, a national nonprofit focused on securing a single-payer health care system in the United States.
Also, the agenda includes a quick discussion of the upcoming Aldermanic and City Council elections.