Congressman Bill Foster will host a panel discussion commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Monday, July 14, at 11 a.m. in the second floor meeting room of the library. The panel discussion, titled “Civil Rights: The Next 50 Years,” will recognize how far our country has come since the passing of the Civil Rights Act as well as what still needs to be accomplished. The discussion, free and open to the public, will address income inequality, women’s issues, equal pay, education, and the role churches played during the civil rights movement. Panelists will include Mario Lambert II, Dupage County Branch NAACP President; Rev. Kevin J. Bedford, Senior Pastor at Progressive Baptist Church; Lulu Blacksmith, Director of Federal and Cultural Relations at Waubonsee Community College; and Lorraine Guerrero of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy counties.