MLK Forum—The Pathway to Equity and Freedom: Dismantling Systems of Oppression through Public Health and Safety Reforms




Conviser Law Center, Ogilvie Auditorium (First Floor) 565 West Adams Street Chicago, IL 60661

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The annual Chicago-Kent College of Law MLK Forum was established in 2016 to raise awareness about social justice issues that are impacting various communities in Chicago and beyond, to identify potential causes of those issues and solutions, and to end with a call to action.

The 2023 MLK Forum will raise awareness about the continued injustices impacting Black and Brown communities as a result of racist systems and institutions that were designed to oppress them. Esteemed panelists will establish the need for health and safety reforms that not only protect the constitutional rights of all Illinois residents, but will also create safer communities throughout the state.

Through a discussion about current and developing Illinois legislation and policies designed to meet these goals, our guests will present ways in which law students, lawyers, and members of the community at large can get involved in the fight for equity and freedom.

Featured speakers including:

The panel conversation will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session and a light reception.

Please contact Emily Barney at if you have any questions about logistics, or Marsha Ross-Jackson at for event details. 


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