KCDW Hosts Immigration 101: A Path Forward in Illinois and Why it Matters

CONTACT: Carolyn Bird Salazar, Chair, kcdw@kcdwomen.com
Kane County Democratic Women “Women & Power Speakers Series” Hosts A Panel Discussion Entitled “Immigration 101: A Path Forward in Illinois and Why It Matters” 

ST. CHARLES, June 28, 2024 – The Kane County Democratic Women (KCDW) will host a forum entitled “Immigration 101: A Path Forward in Illinois and Why It Matters” on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Geneva Public Library, 227 S. 7th St., Geneva, IL. The purpose of the forum is to bring the community together to learn from experts about the laws & policies that make up our immigration system, its history, and the current challenges and opportunities. The panel consists of a moderator and 4 speakers.

  • Moderator: Dr. Sandy López, Director of the Undocumented Student Resource Center at NIU and a board member of the IL Latino Council on Higher Education.
  • Marlén Romero Garcia, Esq. Immigration attorney for the YMCA in Elgin. Marlén’s passion is assisting immigrants as they traverse our immigration system.
  • Dianha Ortega-Ehreth, Executive Director of Centro de Información. Centro provides immigration services and community resources, including food assistance.
  • Maya Piña, Director at Casa Michoacan Elgin, a bi-national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare and empowerment of the Latinx community.
  • Farah Chalisa, Esq. Chicago attorney who handles employment discrimination and human rights litigation. She volunteers as the legal advisor for Empowering Women.

The forum is free and open to the public. Questions regarding the Women & Power Speaker Series or the Kane County Democratic Women can be sent to KCDW Chair, Carolyn Bird Salazar at kcdw@kcdwomen.com

ABOUT THE KANE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The mission of the KCDW is to harness the political power of Democratic women to create positive social change through engagement, education, and empowerment. Meetings are open to the public and held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. They alternate between Oak Street Restaurant in North Aurora and Carmina’s Restaurant in Elgin.