Attorney General Madigan, Equip for Equality to honor advocacy work for people with disabilities

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will join with Zena Naiditch, President & CEO of Chicago’s Equip for Equality at its annual benefit, “An Evening for Equality,” to honor individuals who have been instrumental in advancingthe human and civil rights of people with disabilities.

Among those being honored is Chicago area high school student and athlete Mary Kate Callahan, who filed a joint lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association with Madigan’s office earlier this year to earn the right to compete alongside her able-bodied teammates. Madigan will also give an honor to Marcia Trawinski for her work advocating for people with hearing and vision disabilities. Earlier this year, Madigan reached a landmark settlement with AMC Movie Theatres to provide personal captioning services and audio-description technology for movie-goers with hearing and vision disabilities.

The event will be held Thursday, November 15 at Renaissance Chicago, 1 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago,  

 From 5-9:30 p.m.