Feb. 18, 2023 | 9:00 AM
Guest Speaker - Evelyne Sanquinetti
Evelyn Sanguinetti is an American attorney and human rights advocate who served as the 47th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, becoming the first Latina Lieutenant Governor in the United States. She subsequently served as the Executive Director of HOPE Fair Housing Center. In her 20+ years in public service, Evelyn has earned a reputation of being an impactful coalition-builder, problem-solver and change-agent.
Evelyn Sanguinetti is a wife, working mother of three, and an attorney by trade. Sanguinetti was born in Hialeah, a neighborhood outside of Miami, Florida, to teenage parents – her mother a Cuban refugee, and her father an Ecuadorian immigrant. Growing up in extreme poverty, Sanguinetti relied on government assistance for food and housing. Her first language was Spanish. Although Sanguinetti struggled in school, her first break came when she earned a place in the prestigious New World School of the Arts, a magnet school for the arts in Miami. She then went on to attend Florida International University.
Following graduation, Sanguinetti moved to Chicago to attend The John Marshall Law School (JMLS) where she developed an understanding and passion for the law and for Illinois. While in law school, Sanguinetti joined the JMLS Fair Housing Legal Clinic. She served as President of the Hispanic Student Association and the Fair Housing Association. Through her work at the Fair Housing Legal Clinic, she was able to practice law pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711, and represented victims of housing discrimination. While a student, she successfully handled the first ever case at the Chicago Commission on Human Relations that established a precedent for discrimination based on source of income. McCutchen v. Robinson, CCHR No. 95-I-1-84. She soon joined Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan’s office as an Assistant Attorney General where she fought to protect the people of the State of Illinois. Sanguinetti subsequently served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at JMLS and a Wheaton City Councilwoman.
Accidentally On Purpose
What happens when three extremely talented gospel musicians cross paths with a somewhat talented entrepreneurial minded drummer? They Accidentally On Purpose form a band. Branded as the band that sets the perfect musical atmosphere for any occasion, Accidentally On Purpose specializes in fusing their gospel roots with musical genres such as Jazz, Reggae, R&B, Pop and Rock. Their music creates the perfect backdrop that keeps audiences dancing all night long!
Lamonte Norwood - Bass
Timothy Jackson - Saxophone
Aris Johnson - Piano
Cory Bray - Drums
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