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The Chicago 400 Alliance: Fighting conviction registries & housing banishment

When: Thursday, October 29, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Ruth Martin Curry  

Group: One Book One Northwestern

Co-Sponsor: Center for Civic Engagement

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


Learn about the Chicago 400 Alliance and take immediate action to address the carceral crisis caused by public conviction registries and housing banishment laws, which force people—very disproportionately Black men—into homelessness and re-incarceration. Justice advocates will give an overview of how these discredited policies undermine community health by keeping thousands of people stuck in prison past their release date and trapped in an artificial housing crisis. Attendees will also hear from Northwestern undergraduates (interns through the Engage Chicago program) who contributed to this ongoing grassroots campaign over the past several months and learn of opportunities to get involved. This event is free but participants must register.



Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement

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