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Kelly Cassidy

 

"The Politics of Dealing With Gun Violence"


In reaction to continuing gun violence, Rep. Cassidy will discuss the necessity of smart gun legislation in America today and the challenges behind actually getting there.

 

 

About Kelly Cassidy:

As an organizer, a legislative director and a mom, Kelly Cassidy has spent the past 20 years living her values. Whether fighting for the rights of women and the LGBT community as an activist, working for a smarter criminal justice system within the state’s attorney’s office, or ensuring that her three boys have safe spaces to play in our community, she has devoted the last two decades to making government more accessible, efficient and effective.

Those experiences, both inside and outside the system, have afforded her great insight into how to be a better, more responsive and effective State Representative for the 14th district.

Prior to her appointment as State Representative, Cassidy was responsible for development and management of the $20 million grant funding programs within the State’s Attorney’s office. She was a key player in creating programs for domestic violence victims, hate crimes victims and victims of human trafficking, as well as programs to address mortgage fraud, support community justice centers and enhance the use of DNA evidence.

Additionally, she helped lead the budget process for the State’s Attorney, which has given her great insight into the impact of budgets on government policy. While budget numbers shrunk, Cassidy found creative approaches to fund critical programs.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 

 

Maggie Rowe

 

"Sin Bravely: Memories of Spiritual Disobedience"


As a young girl, Maggie Rowe took the idea of salvation very seriously. Growing up in a moderately religious household in suburban Chicago, her fear of eternal damnation turned into a childhood terror that drove her to become an outrageously dedicated born-again Christian. Finally, at nineteen, crippled by her fear of sin and eternal damnation, she checked herself in to an Evangelical psychiatric facility, and that is where her journey really began. Learn how one woman finally found the middle ground between Heaven and Hell.

Her book, Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience, will be on sale following the program.

 

About Maggie Rowe:

Maggie Rowe is a writer/performer living in Los Angeles with her husband and dog. She started out as an actress and then shifted her focus to writing. Maggie has written screenplays for several films including Bright Day! and Out West, for television shows (Flaked and Arrested Development), created stage productions (Hollywood Hell House, Hollywood Purity Ball, Lawyer Cop Doctors, and Pretty Good Show), edited a book of personal essays (Dirty Laundry), and founded a religion (Pyrasphere.)

She has produced and regularly performed in the spoken word show sitnspin (created by Jill Soloway) at the Comedy Central stage for the last fourteen years. Her memoir Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience was published by Softskull Press in January 2017.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 

 

Animal Quest

 

"An Indoor Wild Adventure"


Join the Wildlife Educators from Animal Quest as they share with us the amazing nature of some of our planet’s creatures the best way they know how: through live animals, knowledge, enthusiasm, and laughter. Get an up close look at 10 awesome animals including their newest rescue bunny, a chinchilla, lizard, tortoise, Jig, the 9 ft Burmese python, and more!

 

 

About Animal Quest:

Steve & Jessica Reedy started Animal Quest in September 2011 with about 15 small animals (mostly reptiles), that resided with us in a small apartment. Just over 6 years later, we have grown and house over 120 animals of various sizes on our property of 5 acres. We have performed at approx 3000 shows/events all over the Chicagoland area, as well as up into Wisconsin, and over into Indiana.
They love their animals, and they love sharing them with you.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 

 

Andrea Poet

 

"The Challenges in Improving Scientific Literacy"


Andrea Poet, Director of Programming and Public Relations of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, will describe the challenges in raising the public’s scientific literacy. She will review the challenges in educating reporters, getting scientists to engage in public discourse and in improving school curricula. She will also describe the deficiencies in current STEM training.

 

 

About Andrea Poet:

Andrea Poet is Director of Programming and Public Relations of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology.

Chicago Council on Science and Technology, works to bring scientists to the public, and raise scientific literacy. And a large part of her job is to remind scientists why it is so important that they interact directly with the public, to share their discoveries and sense of wonder about the world first hand. She studied journalism, and science writing, and worked as a reporter before becoming involved in communications and science communications specifically. She holds an MS in environmental management and sustainability.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 

 

Dr. Susan Rogers

recently retired internist at Stroger Hospital

"Why We Need Single Payer Health Care!"


Dr. Rogers analyzes the problems in the health care system that remain despite the ACA, and advocates for national health insurance, sometimes referred to as Medicare for All or a single-payer healthcare system.

 

 

About Susan Rogers:

Dr. Susan Rogers, recently retired, is a volunteer attending hospitalist and internist at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She previously was co-director of medical student programs for the Department of Medicine. She is an assistant professor of medicine at Rush University.

Dr. Rogers received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed her residency at Cook County Hospital, where she served as chief resident. She is a national board member of Physicians for a National Health Program and a past co-president of Health Care for All Illinois.

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 

  

  

  

 

  

  

Dec 9
8:00 pm 

Ian Maksin's
Magic Cello Holiday

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