Rockford, Illinois News

Rockford Public Library to hold virtual COVID-19 forum Wednesday

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Public Library is partnering with the Institute of World Affairs and Trade at Rockford University for a community discussion about public health at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 24.

The 90-minute virtual event will cover issues like the legality of stay-at-home measures, freedom of religion, travel, modifications to electoral process; mandatory vaccine requirements, rights of prisoners, exposure to coronavirus, and government monitoring.

A 30-minute Q&A will follow presentation.

Presenters will be Jason Mazzone, professor of constitutional .aw at the University of Illinois School of Law, and Michigan attorneys Dan McCarthy and Joe Richotte, who are involved in a landmark case in Michigan concerning constitutional rights of business owners and the state’s pandemic shutdowns.

The event will be moderated by the Institute of World Affairs and Trade Director Dr. Catherine Forslund, Retired U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo and Rockford Public Library Assistant Director Emily Klonicki.

Registration is required to participate in this live free virtual event. Register online at or call 815-965-7606.

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