Food and Clothing Drive
October 15-November 15. The National Lawyers Guild
and the Justinian Society will be holding a Food and Clothing
Drive to benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository and
Caring Closet. Please bring donations to the front lobby
beginning on October 15th. There will be boxes set up
near the front desk. If you have any questions, please
contact Caroline Cascino at email@example.com
NLG Film Festival
On October 29th, 4:00 in room 170, The National
Lawyers Guild will be playing "The Weather
Underground." Outraged by the Vietnam War and
racism in America, the Weather Underground waged a low-level
war against the
government through much of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol
building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading
one of the largest FBI manhunts in history.
The Weather Underground is a
feature-length documentary that explores the rise and fall of
this radical movement, as former members speak candidly about
the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war
home" and the trajectory that placed them on the FBI's
most wanted list.
Popcorn and beer will be served. Please
contact Gabe Conroe with any questions or suggestions
for upcoming films. firstname.lastname@example.org
A Debate of Supreme Importance
From the people that brought us the "Patriot Act"
debate last year, which brought in over 125 people, the
National Lawyers Guild, the Federalist Society, The American
Constitution Society, and Women in Law bring you "The
Coming Battle over the Courts and the Constitution: Politics,
Law, or Both?" a debate on the status of the Supreme
Court after the election. Audience members will be able to ask
questions to the debaters, Roger Pilon, the Founder and
Director of the CATO Institute and Professor Sheldon Nahmod,
Chicago-Kent's own Constitutional Law professor. Talk about
where The Court is headed depending on who wins the election.
This event will be held on November 4th in Room C50 at 4:00
followed by a reception on the 10th floor. For more
information, please contact Caroline Cascino at email@example.com.
Why should you act on October 22nd?
"Silence is the voice of complicity." The
nationwide epidemic of police brutality and repression is
hidden from many people who would be outraged if they knew
what was happening. Many people have become apprehensive about
reprisals for protesting in today's political climate. We must
resist in many different ways to drag this truth out into the
light of day. October 22, 2004, the 9th annual National Day of
Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the
Criminalization of a Generation is the day for thousands
across the country to speak out and act. Our resistance will
give others courage. Check the website www.october22.org
for information on events near you. Organize an event in your
neighborhood, school or church. Wear black that day in memory
of those whose lives have been stolen from them. We must say
loudly and clearly, "We don't want your kind of safety -
there ain't no safety in a police state!" No More Stolen
Li ves! Fight Back! On October 22nd, Wear Black!
Iraq War Protest
NLG Kent will be joining NLG Chicago at a candlelight vigil
and march on November 3rd at 5:00 at the Federal Building.
No Matter who wins the elections, the war on Iraq continues.
Come protest the war no matter who wins the election.
Help send the message that we are tired of hearing about the
deaths of American soldiers, the kidnapping and beheading of
American supporters, and the lies about why it
continues. Come to protest or to observe. If you
would like to be legal observers, please contact Melinda
Power at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 773-278-6706.
Come out and help out on election day! Volunteers are
desperately needed at 150 polling places throughout the city
of Chicago. Election Protection needs 300 law students
to take a short training session so they can become poll
monitors on November 2nd. Sign up with a friend and work
the polls together to make sure that every vote is counted
because every vote matters! Election Protection is a
non-partisan organization. If you are interested or need
more information, please contact Katie Ruder at email@example.com.
Help out at Cabrini Green YMCA
Volunteers are needed to help out at Cabrini Green YMCA on
November 1, 2, & 3. All they need you to do is watch
a movie with the kids during their "movie night" and
supervise while other students are being tutored for
school. The kids are great and the program is very
important. If you're interested, please contact Erin
Program Director, Cabrini Green Tutoring Program, Inc. at
(312) 397-9140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kristen Prinz at email@example.com
RNC@NYC: A Legal Observer's Perspective
On Tuesday, October 26th at 5:00 in room 590, don't miss
Matt Dietzen talk about his experiences at the Republican
National Convention in New York! As a Legal Observer, he
was trained to act as a witness at demonstrations and ensure
that the civil liberties of protesters were not
infringed. Find out what is was like at the front lines
of a protest where several hundred people were arrested and
what may have gone wrong. Civil liberties and
Constitutional rights have become a focal point of the
upcoming election. Find out what a Legal Observer
thought at the RNC protest in New York. For more
information check out: 2004
RNC @ NYC Event. If you have any questions,
please contact Caroline Cascino at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Matthew Dietzen at email@example.com.