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Know Your Rights 2

The UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, hosted their second Know Your Rights program of the semester, a panel conversation with a diverse group of speakers, this time on west campus. Those attending were able to get a better understanding of what to do during difficult situations from different perspectives. In addition, panelists provided suggestions on what to do better to help those who may not face the same difficulties. Panelists acknowledged the limitations of the formal legal and justice system, and each touched on the importance of Knowing your Power, including community organizing and activism to support individuals beyond the legal system. It is often difficult to be inclusive to all the different identities of people. However this program was able to expand the idea of knowing your rights and how it can apply to you and your identity or how we can do better to help those that are often overlooked.

Find some resources for Knowing Your Rights at the ACLU website here or for information from the Illinois Coalition on Immigrant and Refugee Rights go here.

The CCUSC Know Your Rights working group is hosting a third program at the end of the semester, a more hands-on workshop facilitated by folks from Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Invisible to Invincible community groups. Find more information here or here