Sara Phalen – October 2019 Guest Speaker

Save the Date, October 15, 2019

At our next monthly meeting the speaker will be Sara Phalen, the Executive Director Of Women On The Border.

Sara has been an organizer and nonprofit administrator working with community groups and cultural institutions to study, educate and raise awareness around issues of social justice in areas with large immigrant populations. Her work has focused on communities in the western suburbs of Chicago, with links to the United States-Mexico border.

In 2009 she co-founded People Made Visible, an arts and culture nonprofit that utilizes the arts as a catalyst for social change. In 2016 she was selected by Shaw Media for a Best Under 40 Award. In association with People Made Visible and the Museum for the City of West Chicago Sara developed an exhibit funded by the History Channel on the history of Mexican labor migration in agriculture and railroad construction in Illinois leading to the creation of a lasting Mexican-American community in West Chicago.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 for our October meeting.

Elgin Township Building | Lower Level
729 S. McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123