2016 Program - Chicago

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Chicago campus student oratorical competition

Tuesday, January 19, 2016  Noon-1:00 PM
Location: Rubloff 150, Aspen Hall (375 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago campus)
3 contest finalists will recite their orations inspired by MLK at this event. The winner will have the opportunity to recite their speech at the Chicago campus MLK commemoration keynote event on January 25th at Thorne Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Please see the Oratorical Contest page for more information on contest guidelines.


Fighting for Justice: A Conversation with Craig Futterman

Thursday, January 21, 2016  Noon
Location:  Rubloff 150, Aspen Hall (375 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago campus)
The Chicago Campus DREAM Committee invites you to a conversation featuring Craig Futterman, founder of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project at The University of Chicago Law School’s Mandel Legal Aid Clinic.  Much of Craig’s career has been devoted to police accountability, and he was instrumental in the Freedom of Information Act litigation that ultimately resulted in the release of the Laquan McDonald video that sparked weeks of protests.  Join Craig for a candid conversation about Chicago’s long-time struggle for equity in policing and the role the law can play in bringing injustice to light. Lunch will be provided.

DREAM Week Reception

Thursday, January 21, 2016  5:00pm
Location: Thorne Lobby, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago campus)
Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association

Film Screening of "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets"

Thursday, January 21, 2016  6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago campus)
In 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, two lives intersected and were forever altered. On Black Friday 2012, two cars parked next to each other at a Florida gas station. A white middle-aged male and a black teenager exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in the boy’s car. A gun entered the exchange, and one of them was left dead. Michael Dunn fired 10 bullets at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three of those bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died at the scene. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense. Thus began the long journey of unraveling the truth. 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets follows that journey, reconstructing the night of the murder and revealing how hidden racial prejudice can result in tragedy. Alisa Holman, an aunt of Jordan Davis, will give brief opening remarks and will answer questions after the film. 
Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association

Day of Service

Friday, January 22 & Saturday, January 23, 2016
Various Locations.  Please RSVP here.

Keynote Address: Civil Rights Activist Diane Nash

Monday, January 25, 2016  Noon
Thorne Auditorium (375 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago campus)
Diane Nash will speak with members of the Chicago campus about the connection between civil rights, law and health. 
Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.