Children's Legal Rights Journal Symposium
CHILDREN'S LEGAL RIGHTS JOURNAL PRESENTS
Gun Violence Among Youth in Chicago
Friday, October 18, 2013
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power, Rogers, and Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 E Pearson Street, Chicago
About the Conference
Gun violence among youth in the United States has been well publicized in the wake of recent shootings. Youth in Chicago are especially vulnerable to gun violence, as President Obama recently noted when he spoke with students from Hyde Park Academy on February 15, 2013. He said, “[l]ast year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city, and 65 of those victims were 18 and under.” Mrs. Obama also spoke on the issue of gun violence among youth in Chicago. She stated that:
… Many of our children have never been to the Art Institute or Millennium Park. Many of them don’t even know that the University of Chicago exists, let alone dream of attending that university—or any university for that matter. They haven’t strolled along Navy Pier. Some of them have probably never even seen the lake. Because instead of spending their days enjoying the abundance of riches this city has to offer, they are consumed with watching their backs. They’re afraid to walk alone, because they might get jumped. They’re afraid to walk in groups, because that might identify them as part of a gang and put them at risk.
Gun violence among youth today substantially affects the right of children to grow up, to be educated, to be healthy, to be employed, and to move around the city safely and freely. This symposium hopes to further a discussion on how our nation, and we as members of the legal community, can address the violent realities that many children face in their homes and communities, the lack of resources to combat the violence, and our responsibility to protect the basic rights of all children.
|8:30 am||Registration and Refreshments|
Morning Panel: Research and Statistics Regarding Incidents of Youth Violence in Chicago
|11:45 am||Luncheon Panel: Youth Voices: RISE Chicago|
Afternoon Panel: Seeking Solutions: Public Health and Law-Based Approaches to Addressing Youth Gun Violence
The conference will be held in the Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, on the 10th floor of 25 E. Pearson St. on Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower Campus. Validated parking is available in a number of locations adjacent to the School of Law.
TO REGISTER FOR THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE, PLEASE EMAIL AMANDA CREWS SLEZAK AT ACREWS1@LUC.EDU.
Symposium Editor: Amanda Crews Slezak, email@example.com
Assistant Editor: Cristina Rizen, firstname.lastname@example.org
CLE CREDIT AND CONFERENCE COST
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 4.25 hours of General CLE Credit. To apply for CLE credit, indicate your intention to attend for credit when you RSVP.
- General Admission: NO CHARGE
- CLE-seeking Attorneys: $50
- CLE credit is free of charge to law school faculty and staff