Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will speak at Northeastern Illinois University on March 8 as part of HERstory Month (Honoring Women in Public Service and Government) and to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Preckwinkle, a community leader for more than two decades, will speak at 4:15 p.m. in the Recital Hall on Northeastern’s Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. following a 3 p.m. reception.
“Women’s and Gender Studies has a strong commitment to raising women of color as role models to promote our students' imagination of a place for themselves at the tables where important decisions are made,” said Nancy Matthews, professor and coordinator of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. “President Preckwinkle is the perfect candidate to express these various concerns and goals.”
This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Government Relations, Office of the President, and Women’s and Gender Studies.