The Girl Talk: Earth Mothers Edition

The Girl Talk: Earth Mothers Edition

Nicole Cantello, Felicia Chase

Tue, April 25, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

The Girl Talk: Earth Mothers Edition
The Girl Talk: Earth Mothers Edition
Though scientists (and people with eyes and brains) can see the devastating impact climate change has had on the world already, our Denier-in-Chief and his pal Scott Pruit are dead set on gutting the EPA -- and letting big polluters do their thing.

Coming out of a practically snow-free Chicago winter, we thought it would be a good idea to confront the issues facing our planet by bringing on women who have been working for decades on everything from endangered species to contaminated water in Flint, Michigan.

On April 28, we’ll welcome Nicole Cantello, an attorney for the EPA focused on water enforcement and Felicia Chase, an EPA water expert who witnessed the lead tragedy in Flint firsthand.

Join us, and find out what you can do to demand accountability from our elected officials locally and nationally on these life-or-death issues.

What is The Girl Talk, you ask? It's a monthly show on the last Tuesday of the month hosted by women and featuring influential Chicago women. Though the show features women and femme-identified individuals on stage, we welcome all gender identities and expressions to join us for these important conversations.
Nicole Cantello
Nicole Cantello has been an attorney in the Office of Regional Counsel in Chicago since 1990, specializing in water enforcement. She also advises Region 5's Chicago Office on the Endangered Species Act. For the past 6 years, she has been a union steward for the American Federation of Government Employees. On her off time, when she is not hanging out with her two teenagers, she plays as much Ultimate Frisbee as she can.
Felicia Chase
Felicia Chase is the Regional Storm Water Expert for EPA Region 5 in the Water Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Branch. Chase has worked for the Region 5 Water Division since 2008 as an Environmental Scientist certified to lead compliance inspections and field investigations including all wastewater and drinking water sampling activities. She specializes in enforcing the Clean Water Act. Chase is also certified by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to serve in times of crisis. During EPA’s Flint Drinking Water Response, Chase was deployed on several occasions for both the Residential Lead Sampling Team and Total Residual Chlorine Sampling Team that routinely sampled residents and business within the City of Flint as well as answered questions and concerns of residents, business owners and Congressional Staff. Chase also served as the Region 5, Black Employment Program Manager from 2010 to 2012, where she developed a procedure to support upper management in identifying barriers as well as cultivated relationships outside of the Agency to engage in Environmental Justice Initiatives.

Prior to the EPA, Chase worked in the private sector and specialized in geotechnical construction and environmental remediation projects. Chase received her bachelor’s degree in Geology from Saint Louis University in 2006. Chase is married with one son (14). She spends her spare time: traveling; mentoring college bound African American women from the Chicago suburbs of Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood; managing a small independent recording label her husband started in 2002; and reading. Chase is also a member of Maywood Toastmasters (Club 687683).

Lastly, Felicia Chase has been recognized on both a regional and national level for her resourcefulness ensuring protection of neighborhood waterways from contaminated urban storm water.

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The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642