The Girl Talk: YOU BETTER VOTE Edition

The Girl Talk: YOU BETTER VOTE Edition

Claudia Morell, Rachel Hinton

Tue, October 23, 2018

6:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


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The Girl Talk
The Girl Talk
The Girl Talk is a monthly show at The Hideout featuring powerful and influential Chicago women you should know. Each month, we tackle an issue facing our city, state and country and learn from the women working to make things better.
Niketa Brar
Niketa Brar serves as the founding executive director of Chicago United for Equity. She comes to this work from a career working to bring a community-centered approach to government, starting during her time advising a city council member in Oakland, California. She has served as a consultant and policy adviser to elected leaders ranging from school board to municipal and state leadership roles.

Niketa began her career in direct service, spending five years as an investigator with the DC Public Defender's Office and later as a teacher and dean in Title I schools. She currently serves on the Local School Council at National Teachers Academy, a Level 1+ school serving a majority Black, majority low-income student population. She co-founded CUE with LSC President Elisabeth Greer as they worked together to organize parents, students, and a larger citywide coalition to fight this school closing.

Niketa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs from the George Washington University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics from American University, and a Masters in Public Policy from the Ford School at the University of Michigan. She is the proud partner of a Chicago Public Schools teacher and mom to a future CPS student.
Claudia Morell
Tina Sfondeles is the political reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. She covers Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration, state elections and the Illinois General Assembly. She walks fast and talks fasts and loves the unpredictability of politics.She's covered the national political conventions, a Rauner staff purge that led to plenty of leaks, as well as a roller coaster of a primary election.
Sfondeles has been at the Sun-Times since 2007 and previously covered breaking news, transportation and general assignment stories.
She's a proud graduate of Loyola University Chicago and Columbia College Chicago.
The southwest suburban native is obviously a White Sox fan and an indie rock snob. She also has a cute rescue cat named Miranda.
Rachel Hinton
Rachel Hinton is a general assignment reporter, covering Cook County and the Obama Presidential Center amongst other topics. She earned a degree in journalism from DePaul University.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642