If you know of an event that would be of interest to fellow Democrats and Progressives, you may submit an event via our Contact Form. Inclusion in the New Trier Democrats’ Events List – whether it’s a fundraising event for a specific candidate or an event concerning a particular issue – does not mean that the New Trier Democrats have endorsed that candidate or adopted that position on an issue.  Thanks!


June 4, 2020: “The Long Shadow” Film – Live Q&A

When: Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online

What: A message from Director Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst –  “The Long Shadow provides much needed and critical background information about the institutional racist oppression and violence against African-Americans that has been perpetuated for 400 YEARS! How much more suffering can the African-American community endure? In support of vital community discussion, we are making The Long Shadow available for FREE on this webpage so it can be used as a tool to engage in conversation with friends, family, and community. Ultimately and most importantly, we hope the film can be a catalyst for ACTION. WHITE PEOPLE MUST DEMAND CHANGE NOW!”

Join the live Zoom Q&A featuring Director Frances Causey alongside Sharon Hatchett and Amania Drane, co-founders of The Together is Better Alliance, a Chicago-based nonprofit created to foster knowledge and engagement that will break down resistance to confronting our country’s shared legacy of slavery. They will post a video recording of the Q&A on their website for those who aren’t able to attend. To submit questions or topics to be addressed, please email thelongshadowfilm@gmail.com


June 6, 2020: Black Lives Matter in Winnetka – Protest March in Solidarity

When: Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00am

Where: Downtown Winnetka, details tbd, check their Facebook page for updates

What: From the organizer Patrick Hanley  – “It’s important now for our neighbors – safe and suburban and yes, largely white – to stand – or kneel – in solidarity with our countrymen downtown, in Minneapolis, in Washington D.C., and in cities and towns across our nation. Together, we must send the message that even in this community – surrounded in privilege and wealth – we hear the protests loud and clear, and answer the call that our system must change and bend toward justice.

*** Important Information on Protesting during Pandemic ***

– Please join us – only – if you are able, healthy, and comfortable

– Please wear masks and keep appropriate distance.

– Following our gathering, please considering self-quarantine and limiting contact with vulnerable populations

We need your help – please reach out to Patrick here. We’ll need organizers this week as well as volunteers on Saturday.”


June 10, 2020: TeleTown Hall – Anti-Choice Extremists Block Covid-19 Research

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided upon RSVP

What: Join PersonalPAC and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky to learn more about fetal tissue, its research potential, how anti-choice extremists are continuing their attacks on reproductive health care and preventing research on a potential COVID-19 vaccine, and what you can do about it. RSVP online.


June 10, 2020: Public Service, Pragmatism & Presidents – the Influence of the North Shore on National Policy

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Online. Zoom address provided upon RSVP

What: Michael Dorf and George Van Dusen, authors of “Clear It with Sid!”, will discuss former Congressman Sidney Yates’ rise to the pinnacle of Washington power. Afterward, Congressman Brad Schneider, whose district encompasses much of the North Shore, will share the latest developments in DC and on the political front. RSVP online.


June 10, 2020: Virtual Evening Reception in Support of Congressman Brad Schneider

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom.  Link provided upon RSVP.

What: A virtual evening reception in support of Congressman Brad Schneider, including a conversation about strategy for this crucial 2020 election. The event is hosted by Gregg Garmisa and Hon. Lauren Beth Gash. RSVP online or email Emanuela Frankel at emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com


June 14, 2020: 2020 Women For Brad Virtual Luncheon

When: Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. 11:30am start for host-committee attendees

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided upon registration.

What: 2020 Women for Brad hosts a virtual luncheon in support of Congressman Brad Schneider. Keynote Special Guest: Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) with Special Guests: Congresswomen Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2) and Congressional Candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13). Register online or to RSVP and/or join the host committee, email Emanuela Frankel at emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com


July 20, 2020: Jan Schakowsky’s 19th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch

When: Monday, July 20, 2020 – Registration begins at 11:00am, Lunch and Program at 12:00noon

Where: Hilton Chicago, International Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago

What: Please Join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and the Host Committee for the 19th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch. Keynote Speakers Include Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Register online.


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