PEORIA, IL -- From a news release:
The Peoria ACLU Chapter’s annual meeting is Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the IVY Club, 1502 N. Galena Road, Peoria Heights.
The event features Peoria City Council member Beth Jensen speaking on Civil Liberties and Municipal Government. An attorney, Jensen was the top vote-geter in the 2015 election for an at-large seat on the council. She has received many awards for service in various organizations, and has been President of the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois.
Currently she is the Program Director of the Public Interest Law Initiative, an organization dedicated to expanding legal access to individuals, families and communities needing legal services. She is also on the boards of Alignment Peoria, Quest Academy and the Children’s Home Foundation. As a lawyer she has represented many municipal governments and school districts.
The Community Word and its managing editor Clare Howard will receive The Sam Belfer Award for valuable and important journalism. Ryan Hidden will receive The Citron award for founding the group ChangePeoria to support candidates seeking political offices.
The event begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. with the program and speaker, presentation of awards and election of officers to follow.
Reservations for the dinner are due by April 21. An invitation can be downloaded from the chapter’s website, at http://aclupeoria.org.
The public is invited, and welcome to attend the program free of charge.
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