The Girl Talk with Jen Sabella, Erika Wozniak & The Monthly Squad

The Girl Talk with Jen Sabella, Erika Wozniak & The Monthly Squad


Tue, January 24, 2017

6:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$5 at the Door

The Girl Talk with Jen Sabella, Erika Wozniak & The Monthly Squad
The Girl Talk with Jen Sabella, Erika Wozniak & The Monthly Squad
For our Feb. 28 show, The Girl Talk will continue to highlight women who are resisting the Trump agenda and have been fighting for social justice long before he became president.

Thousands of Chicagoans are currently worried about being deported, or afraid of leaving the country since they might not be let back in. How can we support immigrant and refugee communities at home? What do these new executive orders mean for our neighbors? And what is it like coming to this country from somewhere else? We’ll tackle these subjects and much more at The Girl Talk.

What is The Girl Talk, you ask? It's a monthly show on the fourth Tuesday of the month hosted by DNAinfo’s Deputy Editor Jen Sabella and award-winning teacher and activist Erika Wozniak featuring Chicago women you should know. We'll laugh, we'll cry, we'll drink the signature Girl Talk cocktail, we'll mock sexism, and we will celebrate one another. Join us!


Martha Scott was a member of iconic feminist group The Jane Collective, officially known as the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation. The underground service operated in Chicago from 1969 to 1973, at a time when abortion was illegal in the United States. The collective was started to address the increasing number of unsafe abortions being performed by untrained providers who often had no medical experience at all. Since illegal abortions were not only dangerous but very expensive, the founding members of the collective believed that they could provide women with safer and more affordable access to abortions. The collective disbanded after Roe v. Wade made abortion legal throughout the United States in 1973.


Aileen co-chairs Personal PAC's Future Voices Council, a group of women and men under 40 who are committed to electing pro-choice candidates in Illinois, and serves on the boards of CAN TV and the Albany Park Community Center.

Aileen is an Associate with Civitas Public Affairs Group, a values-based bipartisan firm that delivers winning advocacy and public affairs campaigns that touch on some of the most pressing political and public policy issues of our day. Her current portfolio of work includes clients focused on reproductive justice, women's rights, the environment, and consumer protection.

Prior to joining Civitas, Aileen served as District Director for Illinois State Representative John D'Amico where she was responsible for providing constituent services as well as furthering the Representative's transportation safety focused legislative agenda. Prior to that, Aileen worked as a producer for ABC News' affiliate news service in Chicago where she covered politics, national economic issues, and breaking news.


Diana is a reproductive justice advocate with a background in community health and global women’s rights. For the past five years, Diana has worked in maternal and child health, comprehensive sexual health education and reproductive rights. She is currently the Manager of Community Engagement at Planned Parenthood of Illinois and a board member of the Chicago Abortion Fund, where she works to mobilize people around reproductive justice issues and policies. Diana loves to work on transforming people’s attitudes and beliefs about abortion. She has trained over 150 people on effective messaging tactics on abortion care and access and implemented a statewide training strategy for PPIL. She also chairs Chicago Semillas, a committee that supports Fondo Semillas- an organization based in Mexico City that provides grants to women-led organizations in Mexico.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642