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Access to Justice: Art Works Projects at the Chicago Public Library

“Less than one percent of those arrested and held in police custody in Chicago in 2013 had a lawyer present, according to Chicago Police Data (source: CNN, May 5, 2016). What challenges face the Chicago community in providing equal justice to all, and how are advocates addressing issues of equal treatment and rule of law globally?”

Panelists:
Sheila Bedi, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Northwestern University School of Law
Flint Taylor, civil rights attorney, People’s Law Office
Amanda Rivkin, photographer, Howard Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, International Women’s Media Foundation

Moderator:
Leslie Thomas, outgoing Executive Director, Art Works Projects

Broadcast:
CAN-TV (local Chicago public access)

Art Works Projects "Access to Justice" panel at the Frederick Douglass Library, Chicago on October 13, 2016. (L-r) Amanda Rivkin, Flint Taylor, Sheila Bedia and Leslie Thomas. Photo by Rich Myers.

Art Works Projects “Access to Justice” panel at the Frederick Douglass Library, Chicago on October 13, 2016. (L-r) Amanda Rivkin, Flint Taylor, Sheila Bedia and Leslie Thomas. Photo by Rich Myers.