An Evening with David Axelrod

The League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area and the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy will present “An Evening with David Axelrod.” The event will feature a wide-ranging conversation with Mr. Axelrod including current challenges to democracy and engagement in the political process.

Mr. Axelrod’s New York Times best-selling memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Lake Forest Bookstore. Mr. Axelrod will sign copies of the book.

Advance purchase is encouraged. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door for $20 for adults and $15 for students. Seating is general admission; doors will open at 6:30 pm.

About David Axelrod
David Axelrod is a preeminent American political strategist and commentator. He currently serves as the founding director of the University of Chicago's nonpartisan Institute of Politics and as a senior political commentator for CNN. Axelrod served as President Barack Obama’s chief strategist and senior advisor. He also hosts The Axe Files, a top-rated podcast featuring in-depth conversations with public figures across the political spectrum, and Hacks on Tap, a podcast with longtime Republican strategist Mike Murphy. A former political writer for the Chicago Tribune, Axelrod produced media strategy and advertising for 150 campaigns across the U.S., culminating in President Obama’s historic elections.

About the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization founded in 1920, encourages informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Learn more about the local chapter at www.lwv-lflb.org.

About the Adlai Stevenson Center
The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy was formed in 2008 to enhance the global understanding and practice of democracy. The goal of the non-profit organization is to address challenges to democratic systems of government and conceive practical ways of addressing them. Learn more at www.stevensoncenterondemocracy.org/mission

John and Nancy Hughes Theater, Gorton Community Center
400 E. Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: John and Nancy Hughes Theater, Gorton Community Center
Address: 400 E. Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for students (with current student ID)

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Climate Change: What It Means for Our Children

Adele Simmons, President, Global Philanthropy Partnership

Adele Simmons co-chaired Mayor Daley’s Chicago Climate Action Plan and helped implement Mayor Emmanuel’s Sustainable Chicago 2015. She served as co-chair of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs study The Global Edge: An Agenda for Chicago’s Future. Mrs. Simmons helped establish the Urban Sustainability Network that convenes sustainability directors from 125 cities in the U.S. and Canada. She was President of the John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation from 1989 to 1999 and President of Hampshire College from 1977-1989. She currently serves of the boards of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Field Museum, Ceres, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Synergos Institute, and the American Prospect.

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd
Mettawa (Libertyville), IL
Cost: $15

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Domestic Violence in Our Back Yard

Pat Davenport, CEO and Executive Director, Safe Place

Pat Davenport is the CEO and Executive Director of a Safe Place, the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence in Lake County, Illinois. Through multi-faceted programs A Safe Place assists victims in transforming their lives after domestic violence, prevents future abuse by addressing its root cause through abuser intervention programs, and educates the community about domestic violence and how we can all be involved in its end.

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd
Mettawa (Libertyville), IL
Cost: $15

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Unless otherwise noted, these events will be held at:
The Stevenson Center on Democracy
25200 N St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa (Libertyville), IL   60048

The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization. The ASCD operates out of the Adlai E. Stevenson National Historic Landmark as a licensee of the Lake County Forest Preserve District. The license does not imply the District's endorsement of specific ASCD positions or presenters.