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Tales From Around the Water Cooler


Sep 30, 2018

In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler,” Michael Ziri, Director of Public Policy at Equality Illinois, shares his passion for advancing the rights and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Illinoisans. Kristen and Michael discuss pending legislation that affirms LGBTQ people in areas such as employment and education. Michael also provides insight into his current efforts with Equality Illinois to provide civic engagement opportunities and resources to various community organizations. Michael advises community members to advocate for causes they are passionate about by leaning in, getting involved, and telling their stories.

Get connected with Michael Ziri and Equality Illinois!

Email: mziri@eqil.org

Website: https://www.equalityillinois.us/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelZiri

Stay informed with pressing Illinois legislation!

The Inclusive Curriculum Bill (SB 3249) http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?GA=100&DocTypeID=SB&DocNum=3249&GAID=14&SessionID=91&LegID=111033

The status of the IHRA Employment Bill (HB 4752):

https://www.equalityillinois.us/about-us/press-releases/equality-illinois-condemns-gov-rauners-veto-of-legislation-that-would-strengthen-illinois-non-discrimination-protections-in-the-workplace/