In honor of Filipino American History Month, the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Asian Pacific American Law Students Association present:
JUSTICE DENIED: WARDS COVE PACKING CO. V. ATONIOA reenactment of the Filipino and Alaskan salmon cannery workers' workplace discrimination case that was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989 and led to amendments in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The script draws on actual transcripts from court proceedings and will be dramatized by an ensemble of attorneys, law students, and other community leaders. Distinguished members of the judiciary will also star, including: Judge Edmond Chang (N.D. Ill.), Justice Jesse Reyes (Ill. App. Ct.), Judge Israel Desierto (Cook County Cir. Ct.), Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien (Cook County Cir. Ct.), among others.Additionally, the program will feature insights from Nemesio Domingo, Jr., an original plaintiff in one of the companion cases to the Wards Cove litigation.
Reception: 5:30 pmProgram: 6:30 pm
Admission is complimentary and open to the public. Attorneys may receive one hour of general CLE credit (pending approval).Discounted parking may be reserved beforehand at http://www.luc.edu/campustransportation/generalinformation/watertowercampus/CO-SPONSORED BY:Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE Chicago)Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area (AABA Chicago)Asian Americans Advancing Justice - ChicagoLoyola University Chicago School of LawNational Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)Stout Risius Ross