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FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty - The Intersection of Poverty and the Justice System
Thursday, July 15, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Join WTTW, Legal Aid Chicago, and Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC) to watch selections from the FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty docuseries and take part in a conversation exploring the intersections of poverty and the justice system. We'll be joined by Melissa Staas, Legal Aid Chicago Supervisory Attorney; Regina Hernandez, Legal Aid Chicago Supervisory Attorney; and Amy Campanelli, Vice President of Restorative Justice for LCLC and the former Public Defender for Cook County. These panelists bring decades of experience in representing individuals in civil and criminal court. Topics to be discussed include the poverty trap of the justice system, navigating the child welfare system, criminal records relief, and restorative justice. The conversation will be rooted in the lived experience of Andino Medina, one of the subjects of WTTW's FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty.
The panel and audience Q&A will be moderated by FIRSTHAND executive producer Dan Protess.