Aurora University hosts CCH in two panel discussions today

CCH staff and leaders are pleased to participate today in two events at Aurora University.

At 4 p.m., members of CCH’s McKinney-Vento Committee will talk to education students and faculty about the 20-year impact of the state’s homeless education law – “Removing Barriers for Students Without Housing in Illinois: 20 Years of Charlie’s Law.”

Panelists include Associate Law Director Patricia Nix-Hodes; Patricia Rivera, director of Chicago HOPES and former director of the Chicago Public Schools homeless education program; Deb Dempsey, the Kane County homeless liaison; Assistant Prof. Ann Aviles de Bradley of Northeastern Illinois University, Aurora education Prof. Jessica Heybach, and CCH clients Jamilah and Niani Scott. The panel will be held in UBH North.

At 6 p.m. in Crimi Auditorium, two leaders from CCH’s Survivor Advocacy Group Empowered (SAGE) – Leeanna Majors and Glenda Sykes – will participate in a panel discussing human trafficking.  The event is free to the public.