State Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, is inviting area residents to join her, State Rep. Laura Fine, D-Glenview, and State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie, for a public seminar to discuss major concerns, challenges and threats to civil liberties and learn what you can do to protect your rights under the new federal administration. The seminar will take place on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave. in Evanston.

“Since taking office, Donald Trump has worked to advance policies that pose serious threats to individuals based on their race, religion, gender and socio-economic status,” Rep. Gabel said. “These extreme actions have left people in our communities worried about their families and their futures. Now more than ever, it is important for us to come together and learn about what we can do to protect our rights.”

Rep. Gabel and her colleagues will be joined by representatives from various civil rights organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights, Equality Illinois and Planned Parenthood.

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is strongly encouraged to ensure a seat. To RSVP, please call 847-424- 9898 or email

Who: State Reps. Robyn Gabel and Laura Fine and State Sen. Daniel Biss

What: Protecting Our Civil Liberties Seminar

When: Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston