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Guest Speaker Joey L. Mogul Presents: The Campaign for Justice in the Chicago Police (Burge) Torture Cases and the Policing, Prosecution and Punishment of LGBT People in the United States

On October 8th, 2010 at 7 pm, Mogul will describe the campaign to seek justice in the Chicago Police torture cases, including work that is yet to be done at Congregation Or Chadash. Time permitting, Mogul will also discuss the policing, prosecution and punishment of LGBT people in the United States. We strongly recommend that you arrive early if you intend to use the parking lot.
Joey L. Mogul is a partner at the People’s Law Office and Director of the Civil Rights Clinic of DePaul University College of Law. Mogul has been involved in the campaign for justice for Chicago police torture survivors for the past thirteen years both as an attorney and as an activist. Mogul was one of the founding members of the Campaign to Prosecute Police Torture in 2000, and later, in 2006, Mogul traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to successfully present the Chicago police torture cases to the United Nations’ Committee Against Torture. Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was recently convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice for lying about the torture he and others committed at Chicago Police Headquarters from 1972 to 1991. Mogul is also the co-author of the forthcoming book from Beacon Press entitled Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States.
Congregation Or Chadash, Chicago’s GLBT synagogue, 5959 N. Sheridan Rd. (Emanuel Congregation building), between Glenlake and Thorndale. Contact (773) 271-2148 or office@OrChadash.org. Visit www.OrChadash.org for details and other programs. Take the 151 bus to Thorndale or the Red Line to Thorndale and walk 1 block east to Sheridan Rd.

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