2013 Chicagoland Citywide Pride Calendar of Events

Citywide Pride 2013 is a year-round series of presentations and networking events sponsored by Chicago area companies and organizations to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, share best practices, raise awareness of important issues, and celebrate the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workforce and community. Citywide Pride, now in its 12th year, is organized by the Out & Equal Chicagoland Leadership Council.

Events are open to employees and friends of Citywide Pride partner organizations on a first-come, first-served basis; register using the links provided. Contact OEChicagoland@gmail.com for more information or to find out how your organization can become involved.

Upcoming Events

Baker & McKenzie Cocktails & Choreography

Thursday, June 13, 2013

You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of networking, dance, and cocktails.  The evening begins with a networking reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) followed by a performance by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Hubbard Street) at the MCA Theatre. 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
200 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611

When: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Cocktails and Networking)
7:30pm – 8:30pm (HSD Performance)


Hinshaw & Culbertson – RW Baird & Co:  The Case for Marriage Equality in Illinois

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

You are invited to join in a discussion moderated by William Lopez (Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP) and featuring Christopher Clark Sr., Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal and two of the plaintiffs in the Darby v Orr lawsuit, Mercedes Santos and Theresa Volpe.

Darby v. Orr was filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of sixteen (16) plaintiffs against the State of Illinois for excluding them from the right to marry.  The presentation will focus on the legal issues, considerations and strategy, and how being named plaintiffs in this very public civil rights case has affected the lives of the two women plaintiffs.

Where: Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
222 N. LaSalle St.; Suite 300
Chicago, IL  60601

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm CT

RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WKF3H2T

CNA:  A Presentation and Discussion with Brian Sims

Thursday, June 20, 2013

You are invited to a presentation by Brian Sims.

Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims did not set out to become a politician, but rather, he came to the position through his advocacy work beginning in college, later as a disability rights attorney, and more recently as a prominent leader in the LGBT civil rights movement. Representative Sims will share his journey coming out in college as captain of his football team and how his ongoing community engagement and leadership with diverse groups of people has helped him today, including his historic election in 2012 as the first openly LGBT person elected to the Pennsylvania legislature.

Where: CNA
333 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL  60605

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT

RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CP2J7NM

PNC – Meet the New HRC Chief Foundations Officer

Thursday, June 20, 2013

PNC Bank is pleased to extend an invitation to you and to your colleagues to a special event introducing Jeff Krehely, the new Chief Foundation Officer for the Human Rights Campaign.

The HRC Foundation drives change in the everyday lives of LGBT Americans by creating equitable workplaces; by ensuring safer and more welcoming schools; by providing an invaluable resource to couples wishing to start a family; by tackling inequalities in the healthcare system; and, by amplifying the voices of LGBT people of faith.

Where: PNC Center
1 North Franklin St.
27th Floor
Chicago, IL  60606

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT

RSVP: john.barry@pnc.com

PNC – Networking with About Face Theatre

Friday, June 21, 2013

PNC is pleased to invite you to a Networking Event featuring About Face Theatre.

In addition to connecting with members of the LGBT workplace community, you will have an opportunity to hear about the creative and exciting work being done by About Face Theatre, on the stage and in the community.  You’ll also hear a bit about the company’s current production of “The Pride”, a sharp, witty portrait of urban gay couples and the consequences of liberation.

Participants in the networking event will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to a future About Face Theatre performance.

Where: Victory Garden Theater
2433 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL  60614

When: Friday, June 21, 2013

Time: Networking: 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the theater lobby
[Note: A performance of “THE PRIDE” follows for ticket holders]

Herman – Miller: 4th Annual Chicago Pride Celebration and Networking Event

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Please join Herman Miller for their 4th annual Chicago Pride celebration.  An evening of fun, food, drink, networking.
This year’s featured speaker is Ben Watson, the Creative Director of Herman Miller.

Where: Herman Miller
Showroom 321
Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL  6060X

When: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm CT

RSVP: josie_sellow@hermanmiller.com
[Note: Registration is also available online through O&E GroupSite.]