The Annual Dawn Clark Netsch Policy Forum

Please Join the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership for our

Annual Dawn Clark Netsch Policy Forum

Friday, July 28th, 2017

“Civil Rights, Then and Now”

moderated by:

Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times columnist and
political analyst for ABC 7 Chicago
Colleen Connell, Executive Director of the ACLU of Illinois
Ed Mullen, Civil Rights Attorney and Public Policy Advocate
Shari Runner, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League
Friday, July 28, 2017
Cocktail Reception 5 – 6 pm
Policy Forum 6 – 7 pm
Generously Hosted by Steve Elrod
Holland & Knight
131 S. Dearborn Street
30th Floor
Free Admission
RSVP and ID Required for Building Security Purposes


For more information contact Christina or Samantha at (773)669-4945 or at


Former Illinois State Senator and Comptroller, Dawn Clark Netsch, was a leading voice in the areas of state finance, justice, education, ethics and equality, and the first woman to be nominated by a major political party to be the Governor of Illinois. She never lost sight of her core values and the courage necessary to be at the forefront of important issues and politics. She was often the lone voice in the room, speaking with deep certainty, yet always with grace and dignity. IWIL holds this annual forum in her honor as an effort to continue her legacy.