First recognized by the United Nations in 2007, the International Day of Non-Violence is a day to promote civil dialogue and peaceful resolution to conflict. The day is also the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who led a nonviolent campaign to gain India’s independence.
Eva-Dina Delgado has served the north side of Chicago in the House since 2019. After receiving her JD from DePaul College of Law, she worked for the Chicago Transit Authority and served as its first Latina Vice President and Director of Community Relations.
Eva-Dina Delgado ha servido el lado norte de Chicago por la Cámara desde 2019. Después de recibir su Juris Doctor del Instituto de Ley de DePaul, ella trabajaba para la Autoridad de Tránsito de Chicago y era la primera Vicepresidenta Latina y Directora de Relaciones de la Comunidad.
Sandra Cisneros is an Illinois Author, performer, and artist best known for the book, The House on Mango Street. She based some of her work on her experience growing up in Humboldt Park, a community on Chicago's West Side.
Sandra Cisneros es una escritora de Illinois, intérprete, y artista mejor conocida por el libro “The House on Mango Street.” Su obra se basaba en su experiencia de su juventud en Humboldt Park, una comunidad en el lado noroeste de Chicago.
A daughter of immigrants from Puebla, Mexico, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar became the first
Latina to represent her Southwest Side community in the State House. She also served as a Community Outreach Organizer working to stop the spread of COVID-19.
La hija de inmigrantes de Puebla, México, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar se convirtió en la primera Latina en representar su comunidad del sudoeste de Chicago en la Cámara Estatal. También era la Organizadora del Alcance Comunitario para detener la propagación de COVID-19.
I was honored to participate in the Women in Politics: Power, Passion, and Policy Forum hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement at Elgin Community College. The students at ECC are our future leaders and changemakers and it was a pleasure to engage with them on characteristics of leadership and how to forge your own, unique path in politics. Every experience is unique and worthy, every voice is powerful!
A special thank you to Co-Director LaTasha Chaffin DeHaan, Ph.D., Co-Director Antonio Ramirez, Ph.D., and the student organizers for putting together a fantastic program.