Civil Rights Director to Speak at Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges Conference

The Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges Conference, sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association, will cover various topics regarding increasing diversity and raising awareness on issues important to different communities. Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham will speak on a panel with other legal advocates and community leaders that will provide a snapshot of pressing civil rights issues affecting Chicago’s minority communities. The panel will explore similarities and differences of the top struggles that impact African American, Asian American, Latino, and Muslim American communities. The panelists will also share strategies for legal professionals to become more involved in these issues.

WHAT: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: “Agents of Change: Changing and Empowering our Communities One Day at a Time” – Afternoon Breakout Session C

WHEN: Friday, June 6, 2008

WHO: Christina Abraham, Civil Rights Director, CAIR-Chicago Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Executive Director, Judge Marovitz Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program Ricardo Meza, Midwest Regional Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) Myron Dean Quon, Legal Director, Asian American Institute (AAI) Kwame Raoul, Illinois State Senator Moderator: Stephanie Seay Kelly, Littler Mendelson PC

WHERE: Chicago Bar Foundation 321 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago, IL 60604

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