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
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.