Centering Racial Justice in Legal Aid (3/14/24)

This is a hybrid event with an in-person and a webinar option. Please select the appropriate button when registering if you plan to attend in-person. Event will take place at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604.

This seminar will focus on why race should be a central consideration to administering legal aid. This will include a discussion of the historical context of segregations of communities in Chicago that have led to a concentration of poverty. It will also provide an update on the Illinois Legal Aid Racial Justice & Diversity Collaborative, which works to advance racial justice goals in legal aid groups’ work and organizational development. Lastly, it will include a presentation by Carla Kupe of CZL, P.C. on how to implement long-term sustainable change focused on restoring community, equity, inclusion, and transformation.  

Speakers: 
Dennericka Brooks, Managing Director, Legal Aid Chicago
Kenya Garrett-Burnett, Legal Director, Legal Council for Health Justice
Aisha C. Edwards, Executive Director, Cabrini Green Legal Aid (Moderator) 
Carla Kupe, CZL P.C. 

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