Saturday, February 24, 2018 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Second Baptist Church
1717 Benson Avenue, Evanston, Illinois

A panel discussion featuring prominent women from a variety of fields will reflect on what it means to be a woman in the Age of President Donald Trump. Panelists will include:

  • Judge Mary Maxwell Thomas, Former judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Dr. Helen Hudgens, Associate Professor of Music at North Park University
  • Carolyn Ruff, Unwavering fighter for social justice and retired computer specialist
  • Chloe Smith, high school student
  • Rev. Lynnette Hill, Associate Pastor of Missions, Health and Wellness at Second Baptist Church

In addition, nationally renowned artist Fran Joy will share some of her portraits of women and offer insights and details about each. She will also unveil her painting of the late Rev. Brenda Little, a former pastor of Bethany Baptist Church of Evanston and a local legend. Fran Joy is based in Evanston, Illinois.

Participants will experience:

  • BLM encouraging and challenging contemporary Black culture to wrestle with how we understand religion and politics to be operative alongside each other.
  • BLM force pastors to reexamine where ‘Black church’ is–in a building or in the streets.
  • Black clergy seek partnership with white clergy closing gap in ‘letter from a Birmingham jail’; training them on the importance of and how to ask for reparations, and going home to dismantle white supremacy and privilege.
  • ‘Auntie Maxine’ reclaiming her time!
  • Resistance in Charlottesville