The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will host a virtual conversation with Audra Wilson, president & CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, at 11:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, July 7. Wilson and Institute Director John Shaw will discuss Wilson’s and the Shriver Center’s advocacy for economic and racial justice.
Wilson joined the Chicago-based Shriver Center on Poverty Law on June 1, 2020. The center, according to its mission statement, seeks to build “a future free from poverty and racism, where everyone has equal power under the law.”
Before leading the Shriver Center, Wilson served as executive director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois. She also chairs the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues, and previously served as deputy chief of staff for U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly of Illinois’ 2nd District. She has served as a policy adviser for several federal and state candidates for elected office, including Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign.
This event is part of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s Understanding Our New World virtual conversation series with policy experts, political analysts, government and private sector leaders, reporters, and authors.
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