Chicago-Kent's 7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Forum is titled "The Intersection of the Criminal Justice System and the Education System: Transforming Schools to Protect our Youth".
This virtual event will include a documentary film screening, "On These Grounds," followed by a short break and a panel discussion of legal experts, activists, and local leaders.
- Vivian Anderson, Founder of EveryBlackGirl, featured in documentary film "On These Grounds"
- Dana Butler, retired Chicago Public Schools Principal and Field Service Specialist, Illinois Principals Association
- Stacy Davis Gates, Vice President of the Chicago Teachers Union
- Niya Kenny, Student featured in documentary film "On These Grounds"
- Nancy Krent, Law Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and Loyola University School of Law
- Michelle Mbekeani, Senior Legal & Policy Advisor for Justice Reform in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office
The annual Chicago-Kent MLK Jr. Forum was established in 2016 to raise awareness about social justice issues impacting various communities in Chicago and beyond, identify potential causes of those issues and solutions and end with a call to action.
Managing diversity equity and inclusion requires a sustained commitment. We must all play an active role in dismantling systemic oppression as a barrier to equity and justice.
This event is hosted by the Chicago-Kent Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with Represent Justice, the Chicago-Kent Law Library and our student organizations ACLU, ACS, APALSA, BLSA, Criminal Law Society, DALSA, HLLSA, Lambdas, MLSA, NLG, PACCK, REAA, Women in Law, and SBA.