Joseph Baar Topinka was invited by the Army Nurse Corps Association to make a presentation about his Mother, Judy Baar Topinka, and his book about her entitled Just Judy, A Citizen and Leader for Illinois on June 12, 2021. The Army Nurse Corps Association has agreed for this recording to be posted here.
John Rice has written up a wonderful article about Judy’s deep ties to Forest Park, IL outlined in the book Just Judy, written by her son, Joseph Baar Topinka.
Judy was a great supporter of Loyola University and was on its Board of Regents. Her son also received his advanced law degree from Loyola University School of Law. The Foundation and the Topinka family thank Loyola Magazine for helping get the word out about Just Judy.
Just Judy: Book Signing & Video!
Join me for stories that enlighten, energize, inform, and entertain from Just Judy, my newly released biography of Judy Baar Topinka. Judy was a pioneering female leader, tireless public servant, and champion of the equality. I look forward to seeing you!
Friday, October 12, 10:00am-1:00pm
CSA Fraternal Life – 2050 Finley Road, Suite 70 – Lombard, IL
Her son’s loving tribute to Judy Baar Topinka’s leadership and style
Judy Barr Topinka had a distinguished career in politics, serving as Illinois representative, senator, state treasurer and comptroller. She was often called “colorful” so it is fitting that a new book about her is colorfully designed, from the front cover, filled with items representing her life, to each page bordered in red and filled with photos. The book is a light, lively and living document of Topinka, which combines her biography and thoughts on leadership with activities teachers can use and questions students can discuss.
Join me, Joseph Baar Topinka, at Moravian Day for stories that enlighten, energize, inform, and entertain from Just Judy, the new biography of Judy Baar Topinka, the trailblazing leader and champion of equality in Illinois.
Moravian Day – September 29-30, 2018
Lithuanian World Center
14911 E. 127th Street
Lemont, IL 60439