Calling all NLG Chicago leaders and active committee members!
Join us this Friday afternoon for a facilitation training with Karen Jo Koonan. Gain some great skills about effective communication and organizing, and help us move our organization forward. Food will be provided!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org today. We need to know how many treats to get!
WHEN: Friday, March 8
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: People’s Law Office, 1180 N. Milwaukee
WHAT: Facilitation Training with Karen Jo Koonan
Karen Jo Koonan has been active in the Guild since early 1969 when she and Peter Haberfeld were the first staff people in the Bay Area Regional Office. In 1970 she co-founded the Bar Sinister in Los Angeles, one of the first law collectives, and she became active in the L.A. Chapter. She organized the first Lawyers Guild delegation to Cuba in late 1970 after cutting cane on the second Venceremos Brigade. Karen Jo was part of the National Office Collective in 1974-75.
In 1980, Karen Jo moved from L.A. back to the Bay Area where she has been active in the local chapter, often serving on the Executive Board and working on various other committees and projects. The Chapter awarded Karen Jo the “Unsung Heroine” award in 1990, she was the honoree at the Chapter’s Annual Dinner in 1997 and, along with the other former women national presidents, she received the Law for the People Award at the 70th National Convention in 2007.
In addition to her Guild work, Karen Jo worked in the civil rights movement in Mississippi for seven months in 1964-65 and was active in the anti-Vietnam War movement. She has worked as a machinist and assembly line worker and has raised two daughters who are both now in college. She has been active in her community and was a Commissioner on the Delinquency Prevention Commission of San Francisco. Since 1987 she has been a trial consultant with the NJP/West in Oakland, specializing in criminal defense and civil rights cases where she has consulted in over 1,500 cases and assisted in more than 500 trials.
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And, then join us for a Next Gen Happy Hour afterwards . . .
When: Friday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Gold Star Bar,1755 W. Division (just a short walk from PLO)
Specials: It’s Gold Star, what isn’t on special?