Honoring Kevin Vodak & We Charge Genocide
Disorientation is an event for students to discuss surviving law school with our values and commitment to social justice intact. Come meet NLG law students, legal workers, and attorneys, while attending various panels and trainings on how to become a peoples lawyer.
The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.
Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers, people with disabilities, and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.
2:15-3:15 Student Panel
3:30-4:30 Attorney Panel
4:45-5:45 Legal Observer Training
Happy Hour to follow!
The National Lawyers Guild of Chicago invites you to a night of merriment and camaraderie at its first ever May Day fundraising party. Celebrate International Workers’ Day and dance the night away alongside fellow Chicago radicals.
Tuesday, March 24
Joey Mogul: Civil rights attorney at People’s Law Office, member of National Lawyers Guild, co-author of Queer (In)Justice
Iveliz Orrellano: Civil rights attorney at Dvorak Law Offices. member of National Lawyers Guild
Page May: Organizer with We Charge Genocide
Mariame Kaba: Activist, writer, and co-founder of Project NIA
Rozette Long: Aunt of Desean Pittman who was killed by Chicago Police. She was arrested when police disrupted Desean’s vigil
Food and beverages will be provided.
**This event is co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, the Latino Law Students Association, the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, the Public Interest Law Council, the South Asian Law Students Association, TUPOCC and the American Constitution Society**
A Teach-In on the history of Chicago Police Torture at the John Marshall Law School.
Between 1972 and 1991, Chicago Police Department Officers tortured at least 112 African American men and youth.
Chicago Police Detective Jon Burge was primarily responsible for introducing the torture techniques, which included electric shock, suffocation, burns, beatings, use of cattle prods, use of nooses, and mock executions with guns.
This teach-in will take place at John Marshall Law School, Room 201, on Wednesday, March 18th from 12pm to 1:30pm. Please circulate to your networks. TUPOCC is collaborating with First Defense Legal Aid as well as Lyons McCray Legal LLP and Dominguez Legal Justice Center (both of which are Justice Entrepreneur Project participants). John Marshall’s Black Law Student Association and Latino Law Student Association are also co-sponsoring.
Facebook event page here:
(Folks have to rsvp on Facebook by 3/16 or bring photo ID the day of the event because of John Marshall’s security set-up.)
Registration is now open for the 2015 NLG Midwest Regional Conference: “Ferguson and Beyond.” March 20–22, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The St. Louis chapter has put together a fantastic agenda centered around the events in Ferguson and the legal response. We also will have great panels dealing with the environmental justice issues confronting our region and immigration considerations for non-citizen activists. There will also be CLE credit available.
Now, more than ever, we need to forge strong relationships across the Midwest. Please join us to stand in solidarity, expand your knowledge, build the Guild, and have rocking good time!
Attached please find detailed information about the weekend, including the Friday night welcome party, Saturday night gathering, and Sunday morning meetings.
For additional information, visit: www.nlgstl.org/midwest-conference
To register, go to: http://www.nlgstl.org/midwest-conference/registration/ | Online payment is available!
$20 | law students, legal worker, low income, community organizer
$40-60 | lawyers and others
NOTE: Registration fee includes 2 continental breakfasts, and lunch.
For information on alternative housing, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a number of union hotels and family-owned establishments close by to the conference site (Saint Louis University School of Law (100 North Tucker Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63101). To verify union status of a hotel, you can always visit Unite Here!