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Securing Racial Equity and Economic Opportunity for All

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Don’t miss our
50th Anniversary Gala!
Thursday, October 24th
5:30-9 PM | Marriott Marquis


Nikole Hannah-Jones, groundbreaking New York Times journalist behind the “1619 Project”

● Special guest Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago

● Emcee Laura Washington, award-winning columnist and political analyst


Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, founding Executive Director

Kirkland & Ellis, Sidley Austin, Mayer Brown, and Schiff Hardin, founding law firms

Get ticket, sponsorship, and program information here.



Protecting Civil Rights Since 1969

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee was founded in 1969 as a group of civil rights lawyers and advocates working to secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. Our vision is to root out and dismantle deeply entrenched systems of discrimination, racism, and economic oppression by using the power of the law to give voice to those most impacted by these civil rights issues.



education equity Project

To protect and promote access to education by disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline and addressing systemic disparities in education.

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Voting Rights Project

To prevent, reduce, and eliminate barriers to voting and civic participation, especially in communities of color and low-income communities, to ensure that each eligible citizen is able to cast their ballot.

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Hate Crime Project

To combat hate incidents and hate crime through education, advocacy, and legal representation for targeted communities.


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