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Vince Walker

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




Scott Budnick head shot2015

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





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



Recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

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