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KCDW Forum | Justice Partners: The Impact of Women on the Justice System @ Geneva Public Library District
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Save the dates for this important informational and free event sponsored by Kane County Democratic Women.  Click on the links for more information about this forum.

Kane County Democratic Women “Women & Power Speakers Series” Hosts A Panel Discussion Entitled “Justice Partners: The Impact of Women on the Justice System.”

ST. CHARLES, March 15, 2024 – The Kane County Democratic Women (KCDW) will host a forum entitled “Justice Partners: The Impact of Women on the Justice System” on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Geneva Public Library, 227 S. 7th St., Geneva, IL. The purpose of the forum is to bring the community together to learn about the unique roles and perspectives that women bring to different roles in the justice system, obstacles and challenges (past and present) on the path to those positions, and implementation of changes to remove obstacles. The panel consists of a moderator and 4  speakers.

  • Moderator: Judge Julio Valdez, Circuit Judge for the Kane County 16th Judicial District. Judge Valdez was honored in 2023 by the Judges Pro Bono Committee for giving a voice to the underrepresented in the community throughout his career as a lawyer and judge.
  • Judge Sandra Parga, Kane County Associate Judge. Judge Parga practiced civil, criminal, and family law for 23 years before becoming an associate judge in the Juvenile Justice Court. Judge Parga is bilingual and serves on the Language Access and Judicial Education Committees.
  • Dr. Alexandra Tsang, Psy.D., Chief Psychologist/Director, Kane County Diagnostic Center. Dr. Tsang has conducted numerous assessments for the courts, school districts, and police departments. She has also helped to establish programs for juveniles in detention.
  • Jamie Mosser, Kane County State’s Attorney. Jamie has served as head of the Domestic Violence Unit where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony crimes. She also worked in Drug Rehabilitative Court. In 2020, she was elected to the state’s attorney position.
  • Amy Johnson, Undersheriff for the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Amy has had many duties at the sheriff’s office, including investigator/detective, field training officer, and juvenile officer. She is a member of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force as a crime scene investigator.

The forum is free and open to the public. Questions regarding the Women & Power Speaker Series or the Kane County Democratic Women can be sent to KCDW Chair, Carolyn Bird Salazar at

Press Release

Panelists biographies

the impact of women on the justice system

ABOUT THE KANE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The mission of the KCDW is to harness the political power of Democratic women to create positive social change through engagement, education, and empowerment. Meetings are open to the public and held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. They alternate between Oak Street Restaurant in North Aurora and Carmina’s Restaurant in Elgin.

Huntley Area Dems Meeting @ Huntley Library (Room #1)
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to meet like minded people; learn from each other, plan for upcoming activities.

More information at

Hampshire Dems Township Meetings @ Zoom
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Hampshire Township Democrats for their monthly meeting on the last Sunday of the month at 11:00am. Meetings are currently on Zoom, but information here will be updated once meetings are in-person again. Please contact the township chair at to request Zoom log-in information.

Elgin Dems Meeting @ Elgin Township Building | Lower Level
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Regular monthly meeting of the Elgin Township Democrats’ central committee.
(Second Tuesday every month)

Hybrid Meeting | In-Person and on Zoom.

In-Person meeting will take place at:
Elgin Township Building | Lower Level
729 S. McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123

Zoom connection information will be sent out to all PCs prior to the meeting.

If you would like to attend the zoom, please contact Carl Strathmann at

Sugar Grove Township Dems Meeting @ Tap House Grill
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the Sugar Grove and Big Rock Democrats on the second Wednesday of each month at the:

Tap House Grill
3341 W Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60175

Western Township Dems Meeting @ Tap House Grill
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Western Township Democrats for their monthly meeting! The second Wednesday of every month at the Tap House Grill, 3341 W Main St., St. Charles, IL (otherwise known as Peck and Rt 64).

We encourage attendees to join our conversation with a drink and learn more about our push to elect Democrats in the western townships of Kane County! Any democrats from Blackberry, Campton, Plato, Kaneville, Burlington or Virgil are welcome!

To learn more or join our e-mail list to receive updates, please email us at

Batavia Township Dems Meeting @ East China Inn
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Batavia Dem’s will be meeting at East China Inn, 140 W Wilson St, Batavia.

Please email Carolyn Bird Salazar at with any questions.

Aurora Dems Meeting @ IBEW Local 461
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Aurora Dems at the IBEW Local 461 for their monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 7:30pm.

Geneva Dems Meeting @ Penrose Brewing
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Geneva Dems meet on the second Thursday of every month. Please email the Geneva Dems at

Dundee Township Dems Meeting @ Emmett's Brewing
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Dundee Democrats on the 2nd Monday of every month for their township meetings.

The 2nd Monday of the Month upstairs at Emmett’s Brewing, 128 West Main Street, West Dundee, Illinois 60118 at 7 PM.