CARBONDALE – Illinois State Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford, the first Black woman to serve as the state’s Senate Majority Leader, will discuss her career, November elections and other topics during a virtual conversation Oct. 20 at 2 p.m., hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
The virtual discussion is part of the Simon Institute’s “Understanding Our New World.”
Lightford, a Democrat from Maywood, and John T. Shaw, Simon Institute director, will also discuss the Illinois General Assembly’s fall veto session and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus reform agenda.
Registtration for the event is available here.
Participants can submit a question to Lightford via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by including it in the “Questions and Comments” section on the registration form.