Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s
Public Interest Law Reporter
Community Lawyering and the Campaign for Reparations for Burge Torture Victims
Friday, October 30, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This year's symposium will address the decades-long reparations campaign for victims of systemic police torture inflicted by Jon Burge and his detectives in Chicago throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Through panel-led thematic and narrative retrospectives, speakers from the front lines of this campaign for justice will examine the impassioned collaboration between lawyers, activists, survivors and their families in mobilizing for the historic reparations ordinance passed on April 15, 2015. In so doing, the symposium will illuminate both the role and demands of activist lawyering in modern social justice movements in the context of national and Chicago-based activism against police torture and mass incarceration."