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What's at Stake when Transgender, Intersex and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals of Color are Alone with the Chicago Police


  • Black and Pink


Friday, June 16, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm


Grace Episcopal Church
637 S. Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60605



Join First Defense Legal Aid on June 16 at Grace Place for a trans-centered Know Your Rights panel event that will also prepare FDLA volunteer attorneys and law students to represent and advocate for trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals at the police station.

There will be a happy hour to follow!

This expert panel of queer and trans people of color who have direct experience with the Chicago Police Department includes:

Maria Hernandez -- FDLA & Black Lives Matter-Chicago
Afrika Queen Lockett -- Black & Pink Chicago
Samoane Williams -- Raise the Floor & FDLA
Phade Wayze -- FDLA
Tanvi Sheth -- Transformative Justice Law Project
Lasaia Wade -- Brave Spaces Alliance & Trans Liberation Collective

With a special performance from Vita Eya Cleveland!

Free childcare will be available, please email to RSVP for your child!