Join us on Sunday, October 25th from 2:00-4:30pm CST to watch All In: The Fight for Democracy via Zoom. Directly following the documentary, we will have an exciting discussion.
As we near the General Elections on Tuesday, November 3rd, we want to continue to have informative discussions about the political climate & history in our country.
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This is an event that you DO NOT want to miss!!
"In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of
voter suppression in the United States. The film interweaves personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the
very beginning. With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary offers an insider's look into laws
and barriers to voting that most people don't even know are a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the United States."
- Amazon Studios (https://www.amazon.com/adlp/allinmovie)
Rev. Clyde H. Brooks (panelist)
Reverend Clyde H. Brooks was born in the central Illinois town of Danville and raised in Georgetown, a neighboring community. His multi-faceted career, promoting justice, equality, and unity, spans over a half century.
Rev. Brooks is an author and global traveler who leads ministerial delegations to biblical lands, including Brazil; Greece; and Israel to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Appointed by the Governor, Rev. Brooks has been a member of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, helping to oversee the faith of thousands of prisoners in the Illinois Correctional system and was, also, appointed as a Commissioner to the Illinois Human Rights Commission.
Rev. Brooks was the National Director for Fair Labor Standards and Equal Employment Opportunity with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association for 12 years. After dedicating 23 years of services as a Deputy Sheriff, he retired from the Cook County Sheriff's Department.
Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Illinois Commission on Diversity & Human Relations (ICDHR) and heads work to teach young African-American men how to interface with law enforcement officers on the street. He also leads "Black-White Divide," an initiative which encourages community leaders and citizens to find comfort in talking about race.
Traci O'Neal Ellis (panelist)
The Honorable Patrick Watson (panelist)
Chantelle Porter (moderator)
Chantelle is a graduate of The Ohio State University (2003) and graduated from DePaul University College of Law (2006). Chantelle was admitted to practice in 2006. While at DePaul University College of Law, Chantelle received her Family Law Certificate and was the recipient of the Public Interest Law Association Grant - Judge Jeffrey Coman Designation, the Shiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Grant, and the Dean’s Scholarship.
Chantelle is a partner at A. Traub and Associates, practicing in all areas of Family Law, Juvenile Criminal Defense, DCFS Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, and Orders of Protection. Chantelle is a court-approved Guardian ad litem in the 18th Judicial Circuit. Chantelle was appointed as a Juvenile Conflict Attorney in the 18th Judicial Circuit.
Chantelle is a former supervisor of the DuPage County Public Defender’s Office Juvenile Division where she concentrated her practice on representing juveniles on criminal matters and representing parents and children on abuse, neglect, and dependency matters. Prior thereto, she was with the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office where she represented the best interest of juveniles as attorney and Guardian ad litem on cases of abuse, neglect, and dependency.
Chantelle Porter is a member of the Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.