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Tour of Bahá’í House of Worship


The Bahá’í Temple in Wilmette, Illinois is one of only eight continental Bahá’í Houses of Worship in the world; the only one in North America. It was voted one of the seven wonders of Illinois in 2009. Why was it built in Wilmette? How was it made? How long did it take to build? Can anyone go inside? What are the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith? Temple Coordinator Ellen Price will answer these questions and more during this virtual presentation that will include video footage, photos, and live Q&A.

Name Change 101


The Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois (TJLP) shares the criteria and procedures for making a legal name change in Illinois. Topics covered include: how to prepare for a legal name change, what to expect with the process, and an overview of updating identity documents, including gender markers. The goal of this presentation is gender self-determination.

The TJLP provides free guidance to transgender and gender-nonconforming people through the complicated and expensive process of making a legal name change. You can find more information about TJLP and the Name Change Mobilization at

The Magic of Thrifting


Patricia Smolin is a lifelong thrifter, encouraging others to explore treasures at local thrift stores, consignment shops, estate and garage sales, and reputable online forums. Learn tips of the trade to save money, and how to plan a thrift adventure or a clothes swap with friends. Score unique and vintage finds or add spice to your wardrobe and furnishings. Thrifting also reduces our demands on the environment by reusing and repurposing quality items.