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2019 Chicago MLK Programs

From Crisis to Action: Lawyers and Doctors as Advocates

Tuesday, January 22, 2019  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: Rubloff 150

This panel will feature legal and medical professionals whose work places them on the front line of current events as they explore their professional obligations and how they intersect with advocacy work. Panelists include Dr. Karen Sheehan, Sheila Bedi, and Kendrick Washington.   Lunch will be served.

 

Chicago's Midnight Years: Chicago Policing, Torture, and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration

Wednesday, January 23, 2019  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Rubloff 150

This panel discussion will focus on Chicago policing during the John Burge years, the impact on torture on victims, and also explore the long-term mental health impact of incarceration.  Panelists include investigative journalist John Conroy, author Ronald Kitchen, and Dr. Linda Teplin. Lunch will be served.

 

Documentary Showing & Reception: Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

Thursday, January 24, 2019 Reception: 4:30 PM | Screening: 5:00 PM

Location: Lowden Hall

Join the Chicago Campus for a reception and viewing of excerpts of the critically acclaimed documentary series Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

 

Chicago Campus Oratorical Competition

Friday, January 25, 2019  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Rubloff 150

Everyone is invited to the final round of the Chicago Campus Oratorical Competition.  The competition is open to all students currently enrolled in a program on the Chicago Campus of Northwestern University, including the Feinberg School of Medicine, The Graduate School, the Kellogg School of Management, the Pritzker School of Law, the School of Professional Studies, and Allied Health Programs.  Finalists will present their essays, and the audience members will get to vote for their favorite oratorical performance.  For information on the competition, please email diversity@law.northwesetern.eduLunch will be served.

 

Chicago Martin Luther King Jr. Service Activities

Northwestern students and staff are invited to participate in a variety of community service projects in Chicago. Bus transportation is provided to locations not within walking distance of the Chicago Campus. Registration is required. For more information contact diversity@law.northwestern.edu.

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Chicago Youth Programs

Saturday, January 26, 2019 • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Meet at Pritzker School of Law Atrium

Volunteer with Chicago Youth Programs on Saturday, January 26th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Volunteers will accompany youth on a field trip to the Chicago History Museum to view the MLK exhibit.  Transportation will be provided.

To participate please sign-up here

Cornerstone Community Outreach

Saturday, January 26, 2019 • 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM, or 3:30 PM -7:00 PM

Location: Meet at Pritzker School of Law Atrium

Volunteer with Cornerstone Community Outreach on Saturday, January 26th from 6:30 am to 9:30 am, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, or 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Volunteers will help prepare and serve meals to residents of Cornerstone’s homeless shelter. Transportation will be provided.

To participate please sign-up here

Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center

Monday, January 28, 2019 • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Meet at Pritzker School of Law Atrium

Volunteer with Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center and help unload food and stock its food pantry shelves on Monday, January 28th from 7:30 am to 11:30 am (or any time you are available during that period).

To participate please sign-up here

Keynote Address: Author and Activist Maggie Anderson

Monday, January 28, 2019  Noon
Location: Rubloff 150

Maggie Anderson is the founder and CEO of the Empowerment Experiment (EE) Foundation and the author of Our Black Year.  Maggie and her family made headlines around the world for using exclusively Black businesses, professionals and products for an entire year.  This unique case-study in self-help economics showed how incremental increases in support for Black businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as for the mainstream firms engaging them as suppliers, vendors, franchisees and agencies, could have a dramatic effect on the Black community and the American economy as a whole.  This experiment would go on to be studied by Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Sign language interpreted event. Lunch will be provided.