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It’s time to change the culture of misogyny and harassment. There are a variety of ways you can play a part, by getting help, showing up, and telling your story.

Illinois Campaign For Political Reform forum and reception on sexual harassment issues in Illinois government

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform is hosting a reception and forum on sexual harassment issues in Illinois beginning at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Standard Club in Chicago. The event will feature No, My Place author Kerry Lester, Rhode Island Sen. Gayle Goldin, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, State Sen. Melinda Bush, state Sen. Jil Tracy, state Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, state Sen. Cristina Castro and former Legislative Inspector General Tom Homer. The reception and forum are open to the public. A $15 registration fee includes light refreshments. Reserve a spot by calling 312-436-1274 or visiting www.ilcampaign.org/event/sh

Illinois’ new sexual harassment legislation

Newly passed legislation requires sexual harassment training at the state Capitol in Springfield for lawmakers, state employees and lobbyists, as well as procedures for reporting incidents. Read more about it.

Illinois Sexual Harassment Task Force

State Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) has sponsored legislation creating a statewide Sexual Harassment Task Force, which is charged with conducting “a comprehensive review of the legal and social consequences of sexual discrimination and harassment, in both the public and private sectors.” Learn more about it here.

Harassment in Illinois Politics event

Sponsored by the #IllinoisSayNoMore Campaign, join moderators C-Strategies President Becky Carroll and State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, as well as Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchison and Kerry Lester for a ladies-only discussion on sexual harassment in Illinois politics. Interested in the invite-only event? Email [email protected] by Friday, Feb. 9.