Dear NLG Chicago Members and Friends:
The Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is working on something special! To document our more than seven decades of legal support for progressive and radical movements and work building community for legal workers, law students, and lawyers, we are producing a short documentary to capture the chapter’s vibrant history and struggles. Check out a sneak peek here:
The documentary features interviews with longtime Guild members like Michael Deutsch, Bernadine Dohrn, Larry Kennon, and Standish Willis as they discuss their work with movements in the 1960’s, 1970’s, and more recently. Newer Guild members like Molly Armor, Iveliz Orellano, and Brian Orozco are also featured sharing their perspective as the next generation of Chicago “Guildies” ready to learn from, and build on, the work done by those before them.
We hope you will please consider making a donation to help us reach our documentary funding goal of $2,000. Any and all contributions help us reach our goal, and if you are able to donate $50 or more, we will thank you or the person of your choosing at the end of documentary. Please also share the documentary fundraising website with your friends and colleagues through email and social media.
The full video will be unveiled at our NLG Chicago May Day Party on May 1, 2015, 7pm at Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor. We look forward to celebrating with you then!
The 2015 NLG Chicago Board of Directors:
(Adriana, Aneesha, Brian, Daniel, Emily, Iveliz, Jessica, Jim, Kevin, Nebula, Sandra, Sharlyn)