Introducing our Newsletter for May 2014. Please enjoy and catch up on all the work the Chicago NLG and its committees have been up to! This time the the newsletter is interactive, so all of the links (email addresses, web sites, Convention pic) actually work if you click on them.
In the early morning of Tuesday, October 22, 2013, sixty-five year old Rasmea Odeh, was arrested at her home by Department of Homeland Security agents. She was indicted in federal court that same morning, charged with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, an allegation based on answer she gave on a 20 year old immigration application. Rasmea is the Associate Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), and has dedicated her life to serve and empower the Arab American and immigrant communities. Earlier this year, Rasmea received the “Outstanding Community Leader Award” from the Chicago Cultural Alliance. Learn more about the case of Rasmea Odeh, and the selective prosecution of key activists in the Palestinian and anti-war solidarity communities. Rasmea’s criminal trial starts on June 10, 2014 at the U.S. District Courthouse in Detroit.
We are first meeting at The Haymarket Memorial: 175 N. Desplaines St. Chicago, IL 60661 at 5:30 PM. Many people haven’t seen it and it will be a nice reminder of the rich history of Labor in Chicago!
Then we will be walking over to the nearby Dylan’s Tavern and Grill for the rest of the festivities! Dylan’s is located at 118 S. Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60661 for anyone who can’t make it to the memorial.
We hope to see you there!
Save the date for an upcoming CLE co-sponsored by TUPOCC!
Building Your Arsenal: Tools for Successfully Litigating Workplace Sexual Violence Cases
Learn more about successfully representing clients in sexual harassment cases. Filing a discrimination complaint may only be one component of an effective representation strategy. This interactive session will provide tools to better represent clients struggling with post-traumatic stress and encourage participants to use the law creatively to empower survivors.
Where: Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
300 N. LaSallle, Room 7KLM
When: April 17, 2014
1:00pm – 5:00pm
4 hour CLE credit will be given!
Discussion will include an analysis of:
- The Illinois Gender Violence Act
- Immigration relief for survivors
- Survivor centered litigation
- Anti-trafficking laws, and more
Sheerine Alemzadeh, Staff Attorney with Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Karla Altmayer, Equal Justice Works Fellow with LAF
Allison Creekmur, VISTA attorney with LAF
*RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and organization name by April 4, 2014