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Democracy Fights Back

  • City Winery 1200 West Randolph Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)
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How do we respond to increasingly destructive political rhetoric, the scourge of hate-fueled violence, and growing attacks on our civil rights? Our cross-sector roundtable discusses how we can build collective power through the law, art, and community action to fight for racial equity and protect our democracy.

Join us on Tuesday, October 10 at City Winery for an evening of discussion, performance, and recognition with Chicago's top legal advocates and community leaders.


Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law;
Kevin Coval, Founder of Louder Than a Bomb and Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors;
Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead at Uptake Technologies, Inc.
Patricia Frazier,  Chicago Youth Poet Laureate of the Year


Terry Dee, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP - Law Firm Pro Bono Champion
Young Chicago Authors/Louder Than A Bomb - The Art of Justice Award


Josh Karsh and Carolyn Shapiro
Michelle and Ryan Kilkenney
Marc Lauerman and Donna Vobornik
Paula Litt
Stuart Litwin
Nancy Maldonado
Mary Kay and Ralph Martire
John McGowan and Dave Robbins
Lisa Meyer
Michael Parks
Kyle Petersen and Max Stein
Maureen Sweeney

Bonnie Allen and Becky Williams
David Bartolacci and Brenna DeVaney
Myles Berman
Christine Binotti
Linton Childs
Garrett and Terry Dee
Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot
Eddie Feldman
Noah Finkel
Jami and John Gekas
Sonya Gilbert and Paul Greenwalt
Cunyon Gordon
Taylor Hammond and Lauren Loew

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