The Illinois Coalition for Justice, Peace and the Environment (ICJPE) hosts its 6th annual conference this year in Chicago at Roosevelt University. The theme is "2011: Which Way Forward?" It's a "mini-conference" highlighted by an evening panel presentation of advocate leaders. This mini conference is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation
IL Coalition for Justice Peace & the Environment
presents a mini conference...
2011: Which way forward?
Saturday February 19, 2011
430 S Michigan Ave
2:30 Resource Committee Workshop on using ICJPE's interactive website tools: Bring your laptop or not and learn about our interactive web tools!
4:00 Business meeting: Help connect through your state coalition
6:00 Light Dinner: $7.00 for pizza and soda or bring your own.
7:00 Panel Presentation on our theme, "2011: Which Way Forward" with representatives/advocates:
Michael Deutsch, National Lawyers' Guild, on the FBI raids;
Karen Lewis; President of the Chicago Teachers Union,
Toussaint Losier of Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign,
Jorge Mujica on immigrant rights
See bios below.
If you have any questions or want to help out, please contact us by phone or by email.
ICJPE Coordinating Committee
Michael Deutsch, has been a lawyer since 1969, representing political activists and victims of police and government civil rights violations. He has tried tens of civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts, and has written and argued numerous appeal including several in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Deutsch was chosen as the public interest lawyer of the year in 2003 and as a finalist for this award in 2001. Mr. Deutsch was one of the lawyers for the Attica prisoners and helped to obtain a 12 million dollar settlement for their class-action civil rights suit resulting from the New York State officials violations of their civil rights. Mr. Deutsch was also a past legal director of the New York based Center for Constitutional Rights.
Jorge Mujica is a long-time journalist, teacher, translator, union activist, community organizer, lobbyist for immigration reform and wDemocratic candidate for Congress who ran against Dan Lipinski in February of 2010. Originally from Mexico, he worked with the Independent Labor Union Front and National FCE Labor Union where he also helped to found the Centro de Salud Laboral (Labor’s Health Center) serving as President until 1987. He immigrated to the US from Mexico in 1988 first working with OSHA, translating and helping to set up its first help line in Spanish. Mujica came to the Chicago area in 1989. Here he has worked with Sin Fronteras, the Midwest Hispanic AIDS Coalition and the Hispanic Health Alliance where he was the first elected president. He then worked with Univision, "La Raza," and, since 2003, publishes an opinion column titled "México del Norte," covering immigration issues. On March 10, 2006, Mújica was elected as spokesperson of the Movimiento 10 de Marzo, coalition of over a hundred organizations collaborating in the immigrant's demonstrations since that year to the present.