“I have spent my career speaking up for people whose voices have been marginalized, and by doing so I learned there is nothing more powerful than making your voice heard – a skill you can learn through high school debate. Through debate, youth not only find their voice, they find their power and a tool they can use to transform their lives and communities. That is why I am honored to be recognized by Chicago Debates as their 2019 Champion of Debate.”
– Lisa Madigan, Former Illinois Attorney General
Chicago Debates is proud to honor former Attorney General Lisa Madigan as our 2019 Champion of Debate!
Often recognized for her leadership and integrity, Lisa Madigan has brought a high level of activism to the Office of Illinois Attorney General. From her first days in office, she has demonstrated principled leadership, putting policy before politics and focusing her work as the state’s top legal advocate on protecting the people and communities of Illinois.
Prior to becoming an attorney, she was a teacher and community advocate, developing after-school programs to help keep kids away from drugs and gangs. Madigan also volunteered as a high school teacher in South Africa during apartheid.
Thanks to our 2019 Luncheon Co-Chairs!
Founder of The Agrawal Firm
Founder & CEO of RLM Media & WRUW Productions
CEO & Co-Founder of Sovereign Infrastructure Group
Interested in joining luncheon leadership? Contact Willa Voss for more information and to get involved.
Check out all of our past Luncheon Honorees
Andrea Zopp CEO, World Business Chicago
David Axelrod Director, University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics
Terry Mazany Former President & CEO, Chicago Community Trust
Beth Swanson V.P. of Strategy and Programs, Joyce Foundation