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2017

Steve Edwards, Lori Lightfoot, Theron Bowman and Tanya Watkins (l to r)

Panel Discussion:

Moderator

Steve Edwards, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Panelists

Theron Bowman, Deputy City Manager and former Police Chief of Arlington, Texas

Lori Lightfoot, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP; President, Chicago Police Board; Chair, Mayor’s Task Force on Police Accountability

Tanya Watkins, Acting Executive Director/Lead Organizer, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL)

Champions of the Public Interest: 

Lori Lightfoot, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP; President, Chicago Police Board; Chair, Mayor’s Task Force on Police Accountability

Jamie Kalven, Journalist, human rights activist and founder and Executive Director of the Invisible Institute

Arts in the Public Interest:

Hamilton and the Hamilton Education Program

2016

Vince Warren

Keynote Speaker:  

Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Champions of the Public Interest: 

Velma Brown-Walker, Department Director of Catholic Charities’ Jadonal E. Ford Center Adolescent and Parenting Programs

Robert Mariano, CEO Roundy’s Supermarkets

 

 

 

 

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Scott Budnick

2015

Keynote Speaker:  

Scott Budnick, Founder and President of The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, in Conversation with author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz

Champions of the Public Interest: 

Cheryl L. Hyman, Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago

Dr. Elena Quintana, Executive Director of the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice at Adler University

 

 

 

2014

Bryan Stevenson

Keynote Speaker:  

Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law

Champions of the Public Interest: 

Crystal Palmer, lifelong community activist and Chicago Housing Authority Liaison to the residents’ Central Advisory Council

Children and Family Justice Center, a comprehensive children’s law office and part of the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern University School of Law

 

 

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