- This event has passed.
Where Do We Go From Here? A Conversation with Attorney John L. Burris
August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pmDonation Suggested
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? A conversation with Attorney John L. Burris, moderated by Renee Kemp
Protecting OUR Civil Rights: Extremism, Hate Speech, Voting Rights, Disenfranchisement, Police Brutality and Anti-Colin Kaepernick sentiments:
This event is FREE with limited seating. RSVP required
Acclaimed Civil Rights Attorney John L. Burris is the featured subject of a moderated discussion to illuminate the weight of injustice in this current climate of civil and racial unrest. Following a two-term US presidency of the first African American to hold the office—today–it appears many want to return to the era of Jim Crow segregation.
John L. Burris has practiced law for more than 40 years. He is primarily known for his work in the areas of Civil Rights with an emphasis on police misconduct excessive force cases raising federal questions under Federal Code Section 1983. Proceeds benefit The Chicago Reporter, a nonprofit entity, founded more than 40 years ago to be a watchdog for racial and economic justice.
“Racial peace and progress are more than moral ideals today,” co-editors John A. McDermott and Lillian Calhoun wrote in July 1972. “They are matters of profound self-interest to every person and institution in this community.”
A nonprofit media entity, The Chicago Reporter, was founded on the heels of The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. TODAY, it is a steady voice reporting on the impact of race and poverty on vulnerable communities.
This important work must continue—YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL. Donations to The Chicago Reporter are requested
RSVP by Aug. 19th