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50th Anniversary Gala | Delivering on the Promise of Equity
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

50th Anniversary Gala | Delivering on the Promise of Equity

Join Chicago Lawyers’ Committee in celebrating fifty years of partnership with communities and the private bar to advance racial equity and economic opportunity for all.

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The American Dream Reconsidered: Voting Rights & Voter Suppression
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

The American Dream Reconsidered: Voting Rights & Voter Suppression

  • Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University (map)
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In the midst of today’s divisive rhetoric, the fourth American Dream Reconsidered Conference addresses immigration, citizenship and pursuit of the American Dream.

Political leaders, grassroots activists and award-winning authors debate what it means to be an American — and how we can spark change in our communities. All panels and service activities are free and open to the public.

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Chi Hack Night: Using Data to Protect Voting Rights in 2020
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Chi Hack Night: Using Data to Protect Voting Rights in 2020

Ami Gandhi, an attorney and the Director of Voting Rights and Civic Empowerment at Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, will present on the work she does in statewide voter protection, partnering with community members in the criminal justice system to expand voter access and advocating for communities of color during Illinois redistricting.

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Bring Justice Home: Annual Benefit featuring the Honorable Julián Castro
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Bring Justice Home: Annual Benefit featuring the Honorable Julián Castro

Join us to Bring Justice Home to all neighborhoods in Chicago! This year, we will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Chicago Freedom Movement. Together, we will honor the past and reinvest in equity for all Chicago neighborhoods.

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Today's Threats to Voter Rights: What's at Stake? A Community Forum
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Today's Threats to Voter Rights: What's at Stake? A Community Forum

Attend this timely forum to understand the threat of voter suppression, clarify who is eligible to vote in our communities. and learn ways to encourage voter turnout. Ami Gandhi, Director of Voting Rights and Civic Empowerment, will join other advocates and experts as a guest panelist.

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We The People: Making Our Voice Heard
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

We The People: Making Our Voice Heard

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Join Chicago Lawyers' Committee, Common Cause Illinois and Christ United Methodist Church of Deerfield as we address critical topics affecting the State of Our Democracy: Voting RightsCampaign Finance, and the Media. All are invited. 

6:00pm Advocacy Resource Fair:

  • Learn about various non-partisan action groups
  • Learn how to Make Your Voice Heard 

7:00pm Speaker Forum:

  • Peter Slevin, Associate Professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism
  • Ami Gandhi, Director of Voting Rights & Civic Empowerment at the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
  • Jay Young, Political Director at Common Cause Illinois.
  • Q & A session

Ample parking is available directly across from the church.

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Civic Engagement: How to Get Involved in Your Community and Make an Impact
Jul
19
1:00 PM13:00

Civic Engagement: How to Get Involved in Your Community and Make an Impact

SABA-Chicago and Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights proudly present:

Civic Engagement:  How to get involved in your community and make an impact

When:  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: Franczek Radelet, 300 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
Why:    Get civically engaged, FREE CLE*, and FREE Lunch

RSVP REQUIRED. PLEASE RSVP BELOW.

The Civic Engagement panel discussion being held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 will encompass a discussion on a variety of topics aimed at encouraging civic engagement.  

The discussion topics will include (amongst others): 

  1. the voting rights landscape in Illinois and how to get involved in improving voter access (highlighting reforms like automatic voter registration that have bipartisan support in Illinois),
  2. avenues for being civically engaged when it feels like our single vote will not make a meaningful difference, and
  3. how members of the legal profession can make a meaningful impact in their communities alongside working their full-time job.

PANEL:

- Ami Gandhi, Director of Voting Rights & Civic Empowerment at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

- Sheetal Parikh, Director of Compliance at PLS Financial Services

- Tara Raghuveer, Deputy Director at National Partnership for New Americans

- Moderated by Harish Patel, Chicago Deputy Director at New America

Please note:  The organizations hosting the Civic Engagement Panel Discussion are non-partisan and do not support specific candidates or parties.

*CLE accreditation approval is in process.  

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