Speaker Date Topic
Chris Rintz Jun 17, 2021
President of the Winnetka Village Council
New Officers and Board Installation Jun 24, 2021
Robyn Gabel Jul 01, 2021
Our 18th District Representative

Robyn Gabel is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 18th District since April 19, 2010. The district includes the suburbs of Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield, Winnetka and Glencoe.

Early life and career

Gabel has a Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College, an Master of Science in Public Health University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health, and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University of Chicago. From 1988 to 2010 she was the Executive Director of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition. On March 16, 2009, she was appointed to the Commission on the Elimination of Poverty. The Commission was established to address poverty in Illinois consistent with international human rights standards.

Illinois House of Representatives

Gabel was appointed to the Illinois House of Representatives in April 2010 after Representative Julie Hamos became Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. In 2018, J.B. Pritzker appointed Gabel to Powering Illinois’ Future transition committee, which is responsible for infrastructure and clean energy policies.

Hussein Al-Baiaty Jul 08, 2021
Art of Resilience: The Refugee State of Mind

Hussein Al-Baiaty arrived in the US from a refugee camp in 1994. He is now a graduate of Portland State University’s School of Architecture and a business owner. His passion for design and entrepreneurial spirit helped him transform printed t-shirts from a hobby into a social campaign. Later this month, his first book will be released: "Art of Resilience: The Refugee State of Mind." In it he shares his refugee heritage, life, and art, and how he uses the wearable medium of printed T-shirts to promote understanding — expressing the stories of hardship, inspiration, and resilience that so often define the refugee experience.

Through his book, you will discover your own layers of resilience to fuel your creativity and help you live a holistic life. Through the practice of profound self-reflection, learn how to develop, trust, embrace, and tap into your own greatest source of power—your state of mind.