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Sat May 19, 2018, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM


601 S. California Ave.CHICAGO, IL 60612


First Defense Legal Aid's main goal is to end incommunicado detention and false confessions in Chicago. On Malcolm X's birthday, Saturday, May 19th, 2018, First Defense Legal Aid will lead a citywide Day of Action to challenge police detention practices. FDLA will train and dispatch attorneys at each of Chicago's 23 police districts to defend arrestees' 6th amendment right to counsel. Meanwhile, community members will stand around neighborhoods of police stations to inform Chicagoans of their constitutional rights. Our community organization partners will also be participating in "Know Your Rights" workshops within their offices. Our Day of Action will be a novel, direct, and revolutionary way to spotlight the flaws in the criminal justice system in Chicago. This Day of Action is going to be an amazing day of service. Ways to get involved: -purchase one of our shirts. We have new extra low prices! We just want people wearing these shirts to represent the cause. https://www.bonfire.com/ dayofaction/ #dayofaction | Bonfire www.bonfire.com First Defense Legal Aid: Ending Incommunicado Detention in Chicago.. On Malcolm X's birthday, Saturday, May 19th, 2018, First Defense Legal Aid will lead a citywide Day...
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-Sign-up to volunteer and educate people on their rights when it comes to being in contact with Chicago police as well as sharing resources with community members. Sign-up here: https://tinyurl.com/yalhckat -If your organization is interested in being one of our community partners on this day, please fill out this short survey: Community Partner Sign-up Community Organization Partner Sign-Up docs.google.com Sign-up to be one of our community organization partners for the Day of Action on Saturday, May 19th, 2018. Learn about knowing your rights! -If you know an attorney or 711 eligible law student who would like to volunteer with us, have them fill out this form: Attorney Sign-up Day of Action Saturday, May 19th docs.google.com Sign-up to volunteer on our Day of Action Saturday, May 19th. First Defense attorney and 711 volunteers will provide pro bono legal representation for arrestees at police stations throughout Chicago while supporters conduct know your rights outreach outside. Help end incommunicado detention!


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