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Community

Action for a Better Tomorrow speaker series scheduled

DIXON – Action for a Better Tomorrow’s free Speakers Series, which runs from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through March 6, kicks off this week with the film: “The Legend of the Fox,” the story of James Phillips and his efforts to save the Fox River.

All sessions are held at the Lee County Democratic Headquarters, 77 S. Hennepin Ave.

The schedule:

• Jan. 16: John Perryman, Northern Illinois president of Physicians for a National Health program, “Medicare for All: What it is, its Impact and why it Can Work.”

• Jan. 23: Ryan Anderson, Sauk Valley Community College professor of agriculture, “Sustainable Agriculture for a Better Tomorrow.”

• Jan. 30: Sara Dady, immigration attorney and former candidate for the U.S. House, “Stranger Danger and Immigration: How to Move Beyond Fear to Rational Policy.”

• Feb. 6: Dan Kenney, founder and executive director of DeKalb Community Gardens, “Local Food as a Means to Community Change and Development.”

• Feb. 13: Linda Hellmich, psychologist, KSB Hospital, “Understanding and Impacting the Culture of Suicide.”

• Feb. 20, Stacey Colledge, president and CEO of the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street, “Traditional Commercial Districts are Good for Government.”

• Feb. 27, Cathy Ferguson-Allen, Lee County Health Department administrator, “The Politics of Public Health: Creating Challenges and Opportunities.”

• March 6, The Rev. Michael Cole, pastor of The Worship Center in Dixon, “The Power of Inclusive Communities.”

Find Action for a Better Tomorrow on Facebook, email abtsaukvalley@gmail.com or call 630-341-4971 for more information.

Action for a Better Tomorrow is a state grassroots organization promoting civic engagement in politics and policy at the local, state and federal levels of government. The Sauk Valley chapter, launched in January 2017, has about 400 members.

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