College of Law’s Racial Justice Initiative hosts inaugural event
DePaul’s College of Law kicked off its Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) on Wednesday with a panel discussion on the state of racial justice in Illinois.
RJI, which was officially announced and launched in the fall, brings together students, lawyers, researchers, policymakers and activists to develop community-based solutions to further racial justice in Chicago and Illinois...
A combined over 90 students and members of the broader community attended the event both virtually and in-person.
It featured five panelists: Tony Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin and attorney for the families of George Floyd and Tyre Nichols, Aisha Edwards of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, DePaul Prof. Christina Rivers, Ami Gandhi of Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Stephen Blandin of Romanucci & Blandin.